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The top two teams in the EPL both recorded four-point weekends to keep up the pace at the head of the standings.
Leaders Telford Tigers won 5-1 at Bracknell Bees and followed up with a 6-3 home success over Peterborough Phantoms – Doug Clarkson (2) and Jason Silverthorn (2) led the way.
MK Lightning triumphed 6-2 at home to Manchester Phoenix, but they needed a late Adam Carr goal to seal a 4-3 victory at Sheffield Steeldogs.
Hull Pirates had a mixed weekend, losing 8-3 at Peterborough before bouncing back on home ice with a 7-4 success – Stanislav Lascek (2), Jason Hewitt (2) and Andrej Themar (2) topped the scoring against the Swindon Wildcats.
Reigning champions Basingstoke Bison won 5-3 at home to Sheffield, but their seven-game winning streak was ended in convincing fashion as Guildford Flames raced to a 5-1 win.
That result ended a run of three straight defeats for the Flames who had fallen 7-6 at Swindon the previous day.
Edgars Bebris (4) was the star of the show for Manchester as they ran out 8-5 winners at home to Bracknell.
Basingstoke Bison 5-3 Sheffield Steeldogs
Bracknell Bees 1-5 Telford Tigers
MK Lightning 6-2 Manchester Phoenix
Peterborough Phantoms 8-3 Hull Pirates
Swindon Wildcats 7-6 Guildford Flames
Guildford Flames 5-1 Basingstoke Bison
Hull Pirates 7-4 Swindon Wildcats
Manchester Phoenix 8-5 Bracknell Bees
Sheffield Steeldogs 3-4 MK Lightning
Telford Tigers 6-3 Peterborough Phantoms