Slough Jets v Peterborough Islanders
Eleven skaters plus the goalie took on the seemingly un-stoppable Peterborough Islanders at the temorpary rink on Sunday evening in a late face-off,
due to the backlog of junior games also having to be scheduled.
The visitors, nineteen skaters plus the goalie, rapidly established a 4-0 lead after some spirited resistance by Chris Douglas and his defence. James Pentecost was first on the score sheet at 11:33, followed by a short-handed goal from Nathan Pollard and a brace from Connor Stokes to take the match to the first interval.
Slough fans got to celebrate on the twenty-four minute mark when Nathan Darmanin beat Dan Lane in the Islanders net to break the shut-out during a four on four play as Harry Hatfield (Slough) and Callum Medcalf (Peterborough) sat out minor penalties. But normal service was quickly re-established as the Islanders netted three further goals before the second interval.
Sadly, Jets forward Craig Cowell was taken off to hospital during the break following a heavy challenge, further reducing the team's effectiveness, but they battled on despite tiring legs, and Douglas managed to keep the third period goal-less to the end.
Darmanin was the man of the match, but the whole team, including those carrying injuries and those playing out of their usual positions, can be proud of the way they played and their attitude over the sixty minutes!
Next week sees two home games in the big White tent. Invicta Mustangs return for what may well be another niggly encounter on Saturday; followed by a second visit (in three weeks) of Chelmsford Warriors. Both games scheduled to face off @ 6:15pm