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Stars look forward

Head coach Dean Birrell is looking to the Stars to bounce back after a double-reverse opening weekend.

Birrell described the weekend as an “eye-opener” after the Stars narrowly lost at reigning champions Streatham Redhawks 3-6 and at home to Slough Jets 2-4.

The Stars, who were missing three key players, took the match to Streatham and went 3-1 in front. But Streatham edged in front in the final period to take the points. On Sunday the Starts won the first period against Slough 2-1, but failed to capitalise on the lead.

Both matches were closely fought and the Stars coach is taking the positives forward.

He said: “We’re building here and it is still early stages for us. But the weekend was an eye opener. It’s clear the league is highly competitive and a lot of clubs will be in the mix.

“We gave Streatham a real game and run them close, but in both fixtures, we ultimately lacked a bit of fire power.

That’s something we need to work on.

“The squad is still gelling and there are many positives to work with as a club. We’re now looking forward to another double header weekend and the opportunity to put on some points on the board.”

Stars are away to Slough Jets on Saturday and at home against MK Thunder on Sunday with a 6.15pm face off.


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