Video: We let our 9,000 supporters down: Sheffield Steelers boss.

Sheffield Steelers coach Paul Thompson admitted his goal-shy team had let the fans down tonight.

His team controlled 90 per cent of the puck, but carved out few quality chances and nosedived 2-3 at home to Milton Keynes Lightning.

"We have nobody to blame but ourselves" said Thompson.

"Our goalscoring and Power Play isn't working. Absolutely, we let the fans down."

He complimented MKL on the way they kept Steelers forwards to the perimeter.

And when they did make progress into the opposition's zone, there were too many "Hollywood plays"

Ryan Martinelli v MKL

Ryan Martinelli v MKL

But he said an immediate response was needed tomorrow night in the reverse League fixture.

RESULTS

Saturday 8th September

Elite League

Steelers lose at home

Steelers lose at home

Nottingham Panthers 2 Manchester Storm 1

Sheffield Steelers 2 Milton Keynes Lightning 3

Challenge Cup Group B

Dundee Stars 2 Belfast Giants 4

Fife Flyers 5 Glasgow Clan 4 (PS)

Challenge Cup Group C

Guildford Flames 2 Coventry Blaze 1

FIXTURES

Sunday 9th September

Elite League

Manchester Storm v Nottingham Panthers - 5.30pm

Milton Keynes Lightning v Sheffield Steelers - 5.15pm

Challenge Cup Group B

Dundee Stars v Glasgow Clan - 5.00pm

Fife Flyers v Belfast Giants - 6.30pm

Challenge Cup Group C

Coventry Blaze v Guildford Flames - 5.15pm