Pollard Ends Racers Streak

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Conor Pollard picks up a hatrick as the Islanders power play slices through Racers defence.

The first period was steady from both sides with the Islanders having only a few slightly better chances than the Racers. Defensively the Islanders found their feet and shut down nearly all of Haringey's rushes, forcing shots from tough angles or distance.

Down the other end the Isles found the net twice in the period, only to have both goals disallowed for an offside and an unfortunately timed whistle. However the Islanders got a well deserved lead 9 seconds from the period close - Craig Wallis firing in the first of the Islanders power play goals from the point.

The Racers started the second period on the penalty kill and within 30 seconds C.Pollard slotted home his first of the night. This was followed by another power play goal from Pentecost two minutes later, both goals set up from the point by Cleves and Yardley.

Haringey pulled one back in the period when Clayton found the net, but the period was set to end 3-1.

Despite the clinical performance of the Islanders power play, the Racers continued to take penalties in the third period. Pollard's next two goals both came during the power play and within 3 minutes of each other, only being separated by yet another goal for the Islanders, this time scored by Dale Jowett.

With the game put to bed at 6-1, the Islanders took their foot off the gas for the last few minutes and dropped two goals late on to Sheehan and Clayton.

The game ended 6-3 and the Racers streak was ended at 4 games.

Dan Lane has upped his performance in the last two games and, with a new found confidence in the defensive structure and more discipline on the ice, the Islanders certainly have strong foundations on which to build.

The Isles look forward to carrying their 'on the road' form into the next two games against Slough and Basingstoke.

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