MANCHESTER Storm ended a four-game losing run with a 4-3 home victory over Guildford Flames in the Elite League on Sunday – but they were made to sweat after the visitors clawed the scoreline back from 4-0 down.

It took Dallas Ehrhardt  just 15 seconds to score the first goal of the night for Storm and Matt Beca doubled the advantage six minutes later during a power play.

Storm were unstoppable and continued to excel with the man advantage, with Ryan Trenz adding another power-play goal after 15 minutes before stand-in captain Luke Moffatt made it 4-0 just eight seconds later as Ryan Finnerty’s side built a commanding lead throughout the opening 20 minutes.

However, the Flames struck back in the second period, with Kruise Reddick getting them on the board in the 29th minute, before Team GB forward Liam Stewart, son of pop legend Rod Stewart, added a second goal less than a minute later.

Another goal from Stewart, on the power play this time, five minutes from the break left the game on a knife edge, but despite the somewhat unconventional way each side had dominated the first two periods, neither was able to add to the score in the final 20 minutes.

This weekend Storm travel north to play a Scottish double header against Braehead and Edinburgh, before hosting Milton Keynes on Saturday, January 20.