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SHEFFIELD Senators avenged last month’s defeat by Fylde Flyers with an 11-4 win in Cleveleys in the English National Ice Hockey League.

The Flyers were confident after their 5-2 success in the Steel City and led 2-0 inside five minutes.

Bobby Caunce scored first following good interplay between Andy Clark and Kurtis Hall.

And within 15 seconds, Clark fired home from Hall’s pass.

But after Sheffield pulled one back in the eighth minute, Fylde had a disastrous second period.

The Senators exploited some disorganised defence to score five unanswered goals, all from close range.

Fylde’s frustration boiled over when Latvian Elvis Veldze felled opponent Cameron King with a punch.

Player-coach and most valuable player Mark Gillingham netted for Fylde with a powerful shot from the blue line only for Sheffield to make it 7-3.

Fylde battled gamely in the final period, Clark scoring his second from a Caunce pass.

Fylde are back in first division action at the Sub-Zero Ice Arena on Saturday, looking to cause an upset against third-placed Flintshire Freeze.