BLACKBURN Hawks chief Steve Duncombe has challenged his side to keep their standards high as they prepare to face Solihull Barons tomorrow.

Hawks stunned NIHL Moralee Conference leaders Telford Tigers last time out, securing a superb 4-3 shoot out victory at Blackburn Arena.

They return to home ice this weekend when they welcome Solihull (5.45pm), who Duncombe admits are something of a bogey team for the Hawks this term.

But the Blackburn coach admits confidence is high in the camp after the victory over Telford, and a win tomorrow will keep the pressure on the top six as they seek to secure a high play-off seeding.

"It was a massive confidence boost," Duncombe said of the win over the leaders.

"The players can take a lot from it and the challenge now is to follow it up with another win.

"If we can't get a win on Sunday then it doesn't mean as much that we have beaten Telford.

"We have to try and consistently perform like we did last weekend, I was very impressed with the lads.

"We have now beaten Telford, Sheffield Steeldogs and Hull Pirates this season who are the best three teams in the league so it shows that we can compete.

"What we need to do now is take that into games against the other teams in the league which we have struggled to do, I don't know if we can't quite raise our game but we need to address it and hopefully we can do that this weekend."

Solihull are two places and four points ahead of the seventh-placed Hawks and Duncombe admits a win over the Midlanders is well over due.

"We haven't beaten them yet this season," he added.

"They are something of a bogey team for us at the moment and we want to right that wrong.

"It is time for us to string a few results together and hopefully take that form into the play-offs at the end of the season.

"Solihull are a good side but if we can play as well as we did last weekend then we can get the right result, we just want to be getting those performances week-in, week-out."