Islanders Close Gap At Top

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 14
Invicta Mustangs - 2

A 14-2 victory over the Invicta Mustangs has helped the Islanders close the gap on the Chelmsford Warriors. Both the Isles and Warriors are on 24 points, 10 points clear of any other team, however the Warriors have the advantage on goal difference.

The game started quickly and the Islanders put the pressure on early. It took just 3 minutes for Conor Pollard to find the back of the net. Nathan Pollard found James Pentecost in the corner, who threaded the puck through the eye of a needle, leaving a simple tap in for C. Pollard. This was to mark the start of a six-point night for each of them.

The rest of the period however lacked polish. The run of play remained one sided as the Isles racked up 17 shots to the Mustangs 4. Nevertheless, the Islanders could not get the puck past Invicta’s Grut who stood on his head all period. Whilst the shots were there, the Islanders were not playing great hockey and needed to boost their game.

Islanders Make It 11 In a Row With Final Period Thriller

The islanders headed into the game missing several key players due to other commitments and players stepping up to play for the phantoms.

The first period did not start well for them as they went 1-0 down to an Anthony Baskerville strike after 3:41 his first of a huge 4 goal haul for him. It didn't take the islanders long and after just over a minute they were level again after Nathan Pollard sent a blistering slap shot over the goalies glove after a neat pass from Conor Pollard. The Islanders then had to kill of a couple of Mustang powerplays as Rob Mcdonald took successive trips to the penalty box for charging and Hi-sticking. James pentecost found himself in space and danced around the defender and cooly finished off the breakaway to earn himself a short handed goal and put the Isles in front. The lead didn't last long as Baskerville scored his second with less than a minute left of the 1st period. However there was time for a moment of magic from the Islanders Conor Pollard. After receiving a pass from Mcdonald he toe dragged the defender causing the defender to fall over in a daze and easily rounded the keeper to send the Islanders to the period break with a narrow 3-2 lead.

Isles Win Streak Reaches Double Figures

DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 7
Slough Jets - 1

The Islanders made it 10 wins in a row with a victory over the Slough Jets on Saturday.

Slough had been struggling with form coming into the game and were unsurprisingly considered heavy underdogs.

From the drop of the first puck this seemed evident as the Isles controlled the pace of the game. The Jets kept up strong pressure on the puck throughout the period, but picked up a holding penalty early on and allowed the Isles power play a chance to line up. It took just 11 seconds for Nathan Pollard to capitalise on the opportunity and return the Jets to five skaters. This made little difference as, 36 seconds later, Pollard netted his second of the night.

The rest of the period continued with an onslaught of Islanders pressure. Pentecost found Johnston out of position and slotted the puck into the corner for the Isles third goal and his third point of the night. Shaun Yardley and Conor Pollard also picked up two assists a piece for their efforts.

Fraley Nets First as Islanders Shut Out Lions

DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 7

Lee Valley Lions – 0

The Islanders moved their win streak to nine on Saturday with a win over the Lee Valley Lions.

The Lions arrived with a short bench, despite their recent signings from a few former Haringey Racers. They came up against a four line strong Islanders clan with several under 18 players stepping up.

Having already beaten the Lions four times in the season and, given their recent form, the Isles were high on confidence; too much confidence. After a tight-angle goal from Nathan Pollard 1:10 into the game, it looked positive, but the first period continued very slowly and the Islanders looked complacent. Frustrations rose and Brad Moore lashed out in the 20th minute, picking up a two minute roughing penalty and 2+2 for cross-checking. A deflated Islanders team returned to the dressing room just 1-0 up and well aware they were making the game difficult for themselves. They would have to start the next period on the penalty kill.

Islanders Secure Cup Finals Spot

The islanders went into this match needing a win to secure their spot at the cup finals weekend being held at Alexandra Palace.

And they didn't get off to the start they wanted too, with Nathan Pollard and Sam Barlow taking early penalties. Ryan Sutton took advantage of the powerplay for the Buffalo and tapped in a goal on the backdoor to take the lead. The lead would only last just over 5 minutes before the Islanders hit back on a powerplay of their own. Bradley Moore taking a great pass from Connor Stokes before nicely placing his shot into the top corner. The next goal was vital and it was the islanders who got it. After taking a smart pass from Craig Wallis, Nathan Pollard gained the blue line and unleashed a Slap Shot into the top corner of the Buffalo goal, leaving the goalie with no chance and sending the Islanders into the end of the 1st period with a 2-1 lead.


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