Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Archer Targets Extending Phoenix Winning Run ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Archer Targets Extending Phoenix Winning Run ; Ice Hockey Sheldan Keay

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MANCHESTER Phoenix forward James Archer is confident his team can continue their good run of form this weekend.

Phoenix have won three matches in a row, including a semi-final victory over Swindon Wildcats to book their place in the final of the Challenge Cup.

Archer got an extremely impressive five goals in that game, helping his team pick up a 10-5 win on the night and a 13-8 win on aggregate.

The Manchester side will go up against Wildcats again tonight, before then hosting Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday.

Two victories there could see Phoenix move into the play-offs, and Archer believes his team is more than capable of finishing in the top five.

"I've been in Manchester for four years now and not missed the play-offs yet so we don't plan on that happening," he said.

"There isn't that big a gap between ourselves and third which is remarkable considering the season we've had. …

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