WIDNES Wild can put some breathing space between themselves and fellow title chasers Hull Jets when the sides clash at Planet Ice tomorrow.

After last weekend's 5-2 win at Deeside, the Wild remain top of the Laidler Division table with 22 points from their 13 league games to date.

They are three points clear of both Sheffield Senators - who have played one game less – and Hull Jets who have played one game more.

Wild player-coach Ollie Barron was pleased with how his side went about their business in North Wales to sure an eighth successive win and wants to build on this display tomorrow.

He said: “A great team effort. I thought we played a great game, we dominated large passages of play in the Deeside end zone.

"We played a hard disciplined game, and every player put in their all to ensure we came away with the points.

“Deeside have had a good little run, beating Hull, Telford and Aces so we knew we were in for a difficult game.

"We played hard for a full 60 minutes - so it was a very pleasing performance.”

The Wild scorers were (goals plus assists): Stuart Brittle 1+2, Jakub Hajek 1+1, Ollie Barron, Simon Offord, Michal Novak all 1+0, Mikey Gilbert, Ross Jordan, Tom Jackson, Shaun Dippnall all 0+1.

The YKK-sponsored Widnes Wild made it 8 wins in a row with a 2-5 win away at local rivals Deeside Dragons in North Wales on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Widnes' Katie Fairclough appeared for the Team GB Women’s Under 18s side in the annual four-team tournament in Sosnowiec in Poland at the weekend.

In what is a chance for teams to try out new players and formations ahead of the World Championships in January, the GB team lost to Hungary 2-1 and Poland 3-2 before beating Spain 3-0 in their final game.

“It was an amazing experience, overwhelming at first, but all the players, coaches and staff were really nice and helpful," said Fairclough.

"It’s such a buzz playing at that level for your country.

“The games were really good, very fast and exciting. We were unlucky against Hungary, getting an early lead, but then they pulled it back.

"It was a similar game against Poland, very close and I think we were a bit unlucky. The last game against Spain it came together, we played really well and controlled the game – a great way to end the tournament.”

Fairclough's Wild teammate Amanda Williams said: "Katie is very dedicated and, with the support of her parents, barely has a night off from training.

"She is always pushing herself to improve, having recently also started training with Manchester Storm Academy U18s and attending our weekly Crossfit sessions.

"It's great to see Katie's efforts rewarded with an opportunity to play internationally.

“These experiences are invaluable - both on and off the ice. They also help at club level, as players bring back a broader view of the game, plus the confidence and motivation required to achieve at the higher level.”