CHELMSFORD Chieftains chalked up one win and one defeat as they continue to climb the NIHL South 2 table.

The Chieftains, champions for the last five seasons, were beaten 4-2 by Slough Jets on Saturday before bouncing back to crush the Swindon Wildcats 11-3 the following day.

Chelmsford may have had 68 shots to the Jets’ 43 but only four found their mark against Slough.

James Ayling, Michael Oravec, Darren Brown and Cameron Bartlett scored the goals but the away side were unable to bounce back from a slow start to secure the points.

However, it was a different story at the Riverside the following day.

The first chance came after just two minutes when the hosts were awarded a penalty. Brown converted and two minutes later Grant Bartlett’s name was also on the scoreboard.

The Wildcats hit back as the first period ended 2-1 before the home team took a firmer grasp on the match.

Five goals in the second quarter - thanks to Oravec, Grant Bartlett, Cameron Bartlett and a brace from Anthony Leone - put Chelmsford 7-2 ahead with one quarter to play.

And two goals from Ayling, another apiece for Grant and Cameron Bartlett and a strike from Ross Brears ensured the home team were to complete a comfortable evening’s work.

Grant Bartlett was named man-of-the-match for his hat-trick, with the Chieftains now sixth in the standings ahead of next weekend’s clash.

Chelmsford visit the Oxford City Stars on Sunday, with the face off at 6.15pm.

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