MANCHESTER Storm continued their impressive home form last Friday with a 4-3 home win against Milton Keynes.

Within three minutes, Storm favourite Shane Bakker was involved in an exchange of blows and spent time in the penalty box.

Evan Richardson opened the scoring for Storm halfway through the first period and the game was end to end for the remainder of the period with both net minders kept busy.

Thirty seconds into the second period Dallas Ehrhardt sent in a long-range shot which gave the Milton Keynes net minder no chance of stopping.

The visitors then hit back to reduce the Storm lead as the game became faster.

Harrison Ruopp scored his first goal of the season and then there was a controversial moment at the end of the second period when Linden Springer was dismissed for instigating.

Looking at the video on the big screen seemed to incense the home crowd who saw it differently.

Milton Keynes sensed a comeback and reduced the arrears before talisman Ciaran Long scored Storm’s fourth goal of the evening.

On Saturday morning the Storm boarded the team coach for the long trip to Fife Flyers and were narrowly beaten 3-2 by the Elite Hockey League pacesetters.

This Saturday sees Guildford Flames make the trip to the Storm Shelter for a league game with conference points at stake, 7pm start, before the reverse fixture in Surrey 24 hours later.