Aaron Nell’s men took the lead seven minutes into the game through Floyd Taylor before further markers from Loris Taylor and Sam Jones plus Adam Harding’s brace stretched Wildcats’ lead to five.

The hosts failed to back down though and reduced Wildcats’ lead to three by the end of the middle period before Jason Silverthorn reduced that lead further when scoring at the start of the third period.

Max Birbraer calmed nerves with Wildcats’ sixth marker before Joe Aston’s late strike proved too little too late for the visitors.

Missing the influential Sam Bullas, Wildcats asserted themselves well in the opening minutes of the game as Loris Taylor went close to opening the scoring on four minutes when he received a pass in the centre from Max Birbraer.

Taylor fanned his shot wide though before player-coach Aaron Nell crashed his effort against Thomas Howell’s post.

Persistent pressure paid off eventually as Floyd Taylor came out of the penalty box to open the scoring after receiving Neil Liddiard’s pass close to Telford’s goal.

The lead was quickly doubled when Loris Taylor struck before Adam Harding quickly made it three, prompting Telford to use their time-out early.

Drama mid-way through the opening period saw both Stevie Whitfield and Tyler Plews boxed for roughing while Tigers lost Ricky Plant.

Despite being shorthanded, Wildcats added to their lead when Sam Jones scored a five-start solo goal after taking the puck into the offensive zone before dodging two defencemen and placing his shot over Howell’s right shoulder.

Wildcats’ fourth goal unsurprisingly prompted the visitors to switch netminders as Denis Bell replaced Thomas Howell in goal.

Adam Harding’s wraparound effort with three minutes remaining in the opening period stretched Wildcats’ lead to five goals before the first period buzzer sounded.

Thoughts of Wildcats extended their lead in the second period were dashed in the opening minutes as Telford reduced Swindon’s lead to four when Jason Silverthorn scored after receiving Andy McKinney’s accurate pass in front of net.

Tigers continued to enjoy the better of the game and were rewarded for a second time as McKinney followed up his earlier assist with a goal, further cutting Wildcats’ lead to three goals.

Telford’s second goal prompted Swindon to get a foothold in the period as Sam Jones went close to scoring his second marker on 28 minutes before the visitors convincingly killed a penalty after Rose was boxed for high sticks.

Silverthorn and Plant forced Perre into making an additional two saves before the end of the second period.

A scrap for the puck behind the net resulted in both Loris Taylor and Dan Mitchell being boxed for roughing, though neither side could take advantage of the four-on-four play.

Tigers forward Silverthorn further shocked the home faithful on 43 minutes when scoring Telford’s third goal.

Silverthorn stick handled his way into the offensive zone before backhanding past Perre, who stood little chance in goal.

Max Birbraer found himself in the right place at the right time with nine minutes to go as Nell’s troops re-established their three-goal lead.

Joe Aston bagged a fourth for Telford with five minutes remaining, but Wildcats played out the concluding minutes to secure a 6-3 win.