On Saturday October 1st, the Islanders travelled down to Oxford for a cup tie vs. Bristol Pitbulls.
This was the Pitbulls first cup game of their campaign as they looked to start positively.
Wearing green in honour of the Avon Arrows the Pitbulls started slowly, allowing the Islanders several early chances on Dibble. This high pressure paid off as Dale Jowett worked hard behind the net, to finally find Clint Herring in the slot for a low and hard one timer.
The momentum began to settle with end to end play and both Dan Lane and John Dibble making saves to keep the score low.
The Islanders finally broke through with a second courtesy of a back door goal from Connor Stokes, set up nicely with a smooth toe drag and pass from Shaun Yardley and Conor Pollard. This line was later to contribute to 3 more goals, in an outstanding performance. End of first: Islanders 2 Pitbulls 0.
The Dalrod Islanders arrived at the Riverside to face the Chelmsford Warriors for the second time this season hoping to keep their 100% record.
The first period was a perfect period from the Islanders. Soaking up a bit of pressure from the Warriors with Dan Lane making some great saves to keep the scores level, but the Islanders soon found their stride and struck first with a powerplay goal. Patient build up from Shaun Yardley found Nathan pollard wide open on the back door, the Warriors goalie made a great save to keep this shot out but the rebound fell to Conor Pollard who tapped in the first goal of the game. Islanders then extended their lead a few minutes later. Warriors goaltender threw his stick which tripped Conor Pollard up, and Shaun Yardley stepped up to take the penalty shot and calmly scored on the backhand. And less than two minutes later the Islanders got their third goal courtesy of Clint Herring stepping over the blue line and sending a shot over the goalies shoulder into the top corner and give the Islanders a three goal lead at the end of the first period.