MANCHESTER Storm kept up their play-off challenge with a win against Dundee Stars at the Storm Shelter on Saturday evening before flying to Northern Ireland and losing to title contenders Belfast Giants on Sunday afternoon.

In Saturday’s 4-2 win, a feisty game was eventually won by Storm who took a two-goal lead through Mike Hammond and Luke Moffatt.

Hammond then scored a sensational goal before Dundee hit back and scored two of their own.

Moffatt then killed the game off with a late goal to help Storm back into eighth place in the table.

On Sunday, Storm lost 5-2 across the Irish Sea.

Captain Dane Byers and Linden Springer scored goals to keep Storm in the game but the home side scored two late goals to seal victory.

Head coach Ryan Finnerty said: “I was happy with Saturday evening’s performance against Dundee, who, like us, are fighting for a play-off place.

"All our big guns played well and helped us win the game.”

Storm now have a weekend off due to it being an 11-team league and their next home game is on Sunday, March 17 when they host Milton Keynes (5.30pm).