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.
DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 10
Invicta Mustangs – 3
The DALROD Peterborough Islanders continued their League campaign facing the Invicta Mustangs. Two of their number, brothers Conor & Nathan Pollard fresh from their appearance for the Phantoms the night before against the Hull Pirates.
The period started off with a shock for the Islanders as the Mustangs opened the scoring at 30 seconds as Jake Luton and Kwame Holt combined to take advantage of a slow start. The game bubbled on with a physical edge that took an unfortunate turn, Jake Samal took a hit hard into the boards while off balance ending his game as he needed assisting off of the ice. While no penalty was called, the nature of the hit set the tone as moments later, Jon Bramhall took a boarding penalty at 2:54. With that penalty killed the back and forth continued until 8:29 when Rob McDonald picked up a delay of game call, however, a minute in, Mustangs player Kyle Terrell picked up a high sticking call at 9:26. A mustangs tripping penalty was also killed, and it was a further high sticking call at 15:05 broke the seal for the Islanders and just 9 seconds into the power play James Pentecost scored from Nathan & Conor Pollard at 15:14. From then on it was business as usual. Goals at 17:49 from Clint Herring, (ass N Pollard & Bramhall), and 19:44 from Conor Pollard, (ass Cetvertak & Stokes), saw the Islanders end the period 3-1 ahead.