DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 5
London Racers – 2
The DALROD Peterborough Islanders played host to the London Racers on Saturday, the Racers looking to close the gap on 2nd place Chelmsford Warriors while the Islanders looked to continue their 100% league record.
This got off to a good start as Nathan Pollard opened the scoring with a shot into the top corner at 26 seconds assisted by Conor Pollard and James Pentecost. Following a Racers penalty for tripping, Pollard then picked up his second at 8:40, again assisted by C Pollard and Pentecost. A moment later the Islanders picked up the first of their penalties as Craig Wallis picked up a minor for delay of game, this penalty was killed comfortably, as was the following Minor penalty for elbowing, despite the Racers having nearly a full 2 minutes of 5 on 3. Leon Groom was next on the scoresheet at 14:16 assisted by Brad Wright and Joe Wilson. A burst of abuse at the referee earned Racers forward Dave Richards a 10 minute misconduct, and two further power plays, (Appleby 2 for boarding at 15:34 and Osbourne 2 for hooking at 18:57), saw the Islanders comfortably ending the period 3-0 ahead.