DANIEL MacKriel celebrated a top 10 with Blackburn Hawks last weekend.

Sunday’s 8-2 home win over Solihull Barons took them into double figures for Moralee Conference wins, while they are still yet to drop a point.

But while MacKriel is keen to keep the run going as long as possible, he says they are not feeling the pressure of living up to last season’s ‘Invincibles’.

“It’s just a case of keeping up the good work,” said the Hawks coach.

“People will always make the comparison with last year but I don’t think that’s the case for the team. I don’t think any of the players are thinking like that. It’s the old cliche but we do focus on one game at a time.

“We’ve got our own aims and objectives but ultimately the league has improved on last year and so I would be surprised if a team went unbeaten all season.

“But having said that we do want to win every game we play.

“I think we’ve done really well so far. There have been things we’ve needed to improve on and on Sunday we did a lot of that.

“There were parts of the game that we didn’t control and were sloppy, but if someone had offered you 10 wins from 10, scoring 75 goals and only conceding 17 at the start of the season you would bite their hand off.

Ahead of tomorrow’s trip to struggling Sutton Sting (4.15pm), MacKriel added: “We’re looking at what we are trying to do as a club as a whole going forward rather than look at the past.

“We’ve had our time of being ‘Invincibles’. It’s kind of a new era now.”

MacKriel hopes to be boosted by the return of summer signing Andy Dunn this weekend, after his absence with an abductor problem.

“He was struggling to skate but he has had a good rest now and he was back on the ice on Thursday night but it might be too soon for Max Drakeley and Chris Butler.”