ANDY BROWN is confident his Bradford Bulldogs team can get back to winning ways with two games coming their way this weekend.

The Bulldogs lost out 7-0 to NIHL North Two leaders Telford Tigers 2 last weekend, drawing a blank for the second consecutive game.

This Saturday they travel to Nottingham Lions 2 before hosting Altrincham Aces on Sunday (face-off 5.30pm) at Little Horton Lane.

With wins over both opponents already this season, head coach Brown believes his players can end their goal drought and restore some positivity by getting a couple of wins under their belt.

“We always knew it would be tough down at Telford - particularly with us missing a few key players such as Josh Stockton and Connor Medley,” said Brown. “But the boys put in a determined performance and made Telford work hard for the points.

“We’ll hopefully have some bodies back this weekend and it’s a good opportunity for us to get back to winning ways.

“We’ve performed well against both Nottingham and Altrincham this season, so we know we are capable of getting on top of both of them.

“The Altrincham game at home is one I’d particularly like to win as it’s been a while since we’ve won on home ice.

“We came back to beat them 3-2 last time and pushed them really close at theirs before losing out late on, so we’ve got to take confidence into the weekend for both games.”

In Telford, an under-strength Bulldogs were able to frustrate their hosts for most of the first period until the deadlock was eventually broken at 17.28 by Simon Harrison.

It was in the first half of the second period, though, where the game was lost.

The lead was doubled with a power play strike from Filip Supa just as a tripping call on Ben Fox was coming to an end and the Bulldogs’ task got more difficult just under four minutes later when Liam Bartholomew made it 3-0.

Hopes of any kind of comeback were further hampered when Supa bagged his second at 29.34.

Paul Davies made it 5-0 at 44.44 with a short-handed strike before Ben Washburn also scored for the hosts while a man down in the 47th minute.

Karol Jets completed the scoring at 53.52 for a win that was enough to take Telford back above Sutton Sting to the top of the standings.