Islanders Too Strong For Mustangs

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A short benched Islanders team travelled to Invicta to face the Mustangs and they got off to the ideal start when Nathan Pollard finished off a breakaway with a backhander into the roof of the net. However a penalty called on Rob Mcdonald gave the Mustangs a chance to tie the game, which they took full advantage of and the period ended 1-1.

Islanders were not happy with their first period and knew they had to come out flying if they wanted to win the match. Bradley Moore started the 2nd period scoring off with a tap in on the back door after good work from Jowett and C.Pollard. Just over a minute later Pentecost was open in the slot and after a nice pass from N.Pollard he shot the puck through the goalies five hole. The islanders really were in full flow now and it didn't take long for Jowett to grab a goal of his own after deflecting in a shot from Callum Worthington-Evans. Pentecost got his 2nd of the night finishing off a 2on1 after a nice pass from Moore. 4 minutes later he completed his hat-trick on the powerplay; after some good link up play between Moore and N.Pollard Pentecost stuck a rebound home to celebrate his first 3 goal game of the season. There was time for one more goal to finish the period, and as the islanders were dominating it was no surprise it was in their favour. and no surprise it was in the Islanders favour, N.Pollard put a shot over the goalies shoulder from a tight angle to end the period at 7-1.

With the game seeming to be already won the Islanders took their foot off the gas for the third period which led to the Mustangs getting the first goal; Stokes scored through Lanes five-hole. This was short lived however as Pentecost and N.Pollard found themselves on a 2on1 with the latter completing his hat-trick after a great pass from Worthington Evans. N.Pollard then grabbed a 4th goal three minutes later after a perfect cross ice pass from Worthington-Evans, shot the puck over the goalies shoulder off the crossbar and in. There was time for Stokes to grab his 2nd of the night with 24 seconds left of the game beating Lane on the rebound after 2 initial saves. That ended the game with a final score of 9-3 in favour of the Islanders.

Man of the match was Nathan Pollard

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