DALROD Peterborough Islanders – 12
Slough Jets – 2
Another goal fest for the Islanders this weekend as they rain another relentless barrage of shots down on Slough. Simon Johnston faced 58 shots from the Islanders, who are on fire at the moment.
The game started fairly slowly as both teams got used to a slightly rough ice surface, but it was the Islanders powerplay that, once again, opened the scoring. It took just 7 seconds with the man advantage for Cleves to break the deadlock with a canon from the point. Two minutes later, McDonald fired in his own in from the point with a fantastic snap shot. Nathan Pollard got the first goal for the Islanders forwards just 1 minute before the end of the period, giving the team a 3-0 lead going into the first break.
Another ice cut improved the surface no end and the Islanders went to work, upping the pressure on the Jets defence. Conor Pollard netted another powerplay goal for the Islanders and later in period picked up a neat little short-handed goal with the help of Brad Moore. If NIHL South 2 had a fantasy league, Conor would have racked up some considerable points this game.
DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 9
London Haringey Racers - 3
After a string of road games, the Islanders returned to Peterborough hoping to extend their winning streak to 5.
Confidence was naturally high in the Islanders camp considering their recent form and, with the Racers short of veteran Lee Mercer following a recent suspension, the Racers had a monumental challenge ahead them.
The game started more slowly than would have been expected, with no side really taking charge of proceedings. It was not until a section of 4-on-4 gameplay that the match saw its first sparks. It was London that struck first, nine minutes in. However, once the Isles penalty expired and their clinical power play unit got chance to go to work, the game was tied up courtesy of James White.
The Islanders then started ramp up the pressure. Even the racers power play seemed defenceless against the Islanders onslaught. Nathan Pollard picked up a neat shorthanded goal at 16:27 and one minute from the period close Connor Stokes put his name on the scoresheet, ending the period at 3-1.