An overtime winner from Leigh Jamieson was enough for the Phantoms to extend their winning run to eight league games. It was a result that took Phantoms four points clear at the top of the table.
There was only one goal in the first period, and it was the Phantoms who scored it when Owen Griffiths scored against his former club after combining with Nathan Salem and Jamieson.
And Phantoms almost made it two after a good move between James White, Ales Padelek and Will Weldon, with the latter’s shot being well saved by Renny Marr in the Swindon net.
But it was Swindon who struck first in the second period, when player coach Aaron Nell levelled the scores after 25 minutes.
The Phantoms restored their lead just a minute later, when Robbie Ferrara joined the attack to hit a pin point shot into the top corner of Marr’s goal.
The Phantoms had a golden chance to double their lead in the third period, but Jamieson’s penalty shot was comfortably saved by Marr.
And the Wildcats soon drew level, when Luc Johnson tipped a Max Birbraer pass over Adam Long’s shoulder and into the top corner.
That was how it finished after three periods. It would be overtime that settled the contest between the top two teams in the league table.
It didn’t take the Phantoms long to find the winner. Jamieson was the hero after finding space out in front and firing home another Salem assist to give Phantoms another NIHL1 South victory.
Phantoms man of the match: #91 Nathan Salem
Swindon man of the match: #21 Luc Johnson
9:54 – #77 Owen Griffiths / #91 Nathan Salem / #19 Leigh Jamieson
26:09 – #37 Robbie Ferrara / #91 Nathan Salem / #19 Leigh Jamieson
60:42 – #19 Leigh Jamieson / #91 Nathan Salem
25:10 – #19 Aaron Nell / #22 Jordan Kelsall / #26 Jan Kostal
51:32 – #21 Luc Johnson / #23 Max Birbraer