‘Soupy’ earns fourth victory

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AN overtime strike by winger Derek Campbell with 30 second left on the clock delivered a fourth straight win for Sheffield Steeldogs.

‘Soupy’ put the puck away to earn maximum points in a 6-5 win at Swindon Wildcats.

That fourth consecutive win puts them in joint fourth in the English Premier League.

Greg Wood, Edgars Bebris and Pavel Gomeniuk had set up a seemingly unassailable 3-0 lead at the halfway point.

But Cats, whose side boasts the league’s top points-scorer, Jonas Hoog, stormed back to make it 3-3 in a torrid 10-minute spell.

Ben Morgan put the visitors ahead but then Swindon snatched two to gain the initiative.

Wood made it 5-5 but Campbell’s late intervention, following assists from Stuart Brittle and Steve Duncombe.

Coach Andre Payette said: “It was a great win.

“We are finding a way to win games and that is always a sign of something good.

“Campbell and Wood led the way and I feel that Greg is quickly becoming one of the best British players in the EPL.

“That’s four in a row for the Steeldogs now and if we can put together a good streak this early in the season, that will be fantastic.”

Three of the last four wins have come on the road for Payette’s warriors.