Lane Shuts Out The Warriors

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The Dalrod Islanders arrived at the Riverside to face the Chelmsford Warriors for the second time this season hoping to keep their 100% record.

The first period was a perfect period from the Islanders. Soaking up a bit of pressure from the Warriors with Dan Lane making some great saves to keep the scores level, but the Islanders soon found their stride and struck first with a powerplay goal. Patient build up from Shaun Yardley found Nathan pollard wide open on the back door, the Warriors goalie made a great save to keep this shot out but the rebound fell to Conor Pollard who tapped in the first goal of the game. Islanders then extended their lead a few minutes later. Warriors goaltender threw his stick which tripped Conor Pollard up, and Shaun Yardley stepped up to take the penalty shot and calmly scored on the backhand. And less than two minutes later the Islanders got their third goal courtesy of Clint Herring stepping over the blue line and sending a shot over the goalies shoulder into the top corner and give the Islanders a three goal lead at the end of the first period.

The second period started how the first ended, with the Islanders grabbing their 4th goal. After a smart pass from Nathan Pollard, Nathan Long skated into the Warriors zone and caught the keeper unaware with a shot from a tight angle to get his first goal as an Islander. With a 4 goal advantage the Islanders were comfortable and although both teams created chances the rest of the game remained scoreless. Dan Lane got his second successive shutout making some important saves.

Man of the Match: Nathan Long

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