Steelers and Devils continue to fight it out

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The battle for the Premier Division championship is going down to the wire, with Sheffield Steelers and Cardiff Devils battling it out for league supremacy, writes Larry Darbon.

Both won their matches this weekend but the Steelers hold the upper hand by a solitary point following away wins against Basingstoke Bisons (5- 1) and Newcastle Warriors (5-3).

The Devils also had success on the road, beating Milton Keynes Kings 5-4 before going home to overwhelm Nottingham Panthers 10-2. At the other end of the league the team in last place, Slough Jets, saw their predicament worsen following defeats to Fife Flyers (16-6) and Durham Wasps (11-2).

Manchester Storm continue to run away with the First Division, beating Guildford Flames 6-2 and returning home to a crowd of over 11,000 to beat Swindon Wildcats 8-2.