The Manchester Monarchs scored two goals in the third period and came from behind to top the Reading Royals, 3-1, at Santander Arena Wednesday night.

The Monarchs (19-17-1-1) won their third straight game against the Royals (17-12-3-5) and moved within one point of fourth in the North Division.

The Royals got the scoring started at 13:25 of the first period on the 17th goal of the season for Josh MacDonald. Manchester battled back at 18:25 of the first period on the fourth goal of the season by Drake Rymsha.

The Monarchs took the lead at 6:55 of the third period on the 10th goal of the season by Tony Cameranesi. Manchester added to the lead at 9:09 of the third period on the third goal of the season by Jack Nevins on the power play.

The Monarchs will be in Portland, Maine, on Friday to take on the Mariners.