.DALROD Peterborough Islanders: 6
Chelmsford Warriors: 4
(Period Scores – 1-1, 3-2, 2-1)
The last meeting between these two teams at the Riverside in Chelmsford saw the Islanders on the wrong side of a humiliating 9-1 defeat. With this in mind, it was a strong, determined Islanders side which hit the ice on Saturday, boosted by the inclusion of Martins Susters, the return of Bradley Moore & James White from duties with the Phantoms, and the call up of Callum Medcalf from the U18s.
The Islanders opened the scoring just before the 10 minute mark as Connor Stokes converted a power play chance following moves from Conor Pollard and Martins Susters. However, 5 minutes later Chelmsford Man of The Match Ollie Baldock equalised on the return power play after James White received 2 minutes for boarding. The Islanders finished the period 2 men down following Leon Groom picking up 2 for interference and Martins Susters picking up 2 for boarding.
Every team has a bogey team and for some reason Invicta has been ours. 1-0 first period through good work from Connor pollard found James white open to score. A scrappy 2nd resulting in Jack sansby leaving the game through a high stick and a couple of stiches. Connor pollard made it 2-0 end of 2nd the third started of fine but a couple of errors lead to Invicta 2-2. Just over 6 minutes left Invicta had a great chance to take the lead with a 2 on 0 break as the boys new a draw would be a nightmare to qualify for the playoffs. but a good save then quick break so us take the lead from Connor Hunter which was the GWG. A time out and a quick system change closed the game out for a hard fought win and 2 points that we needed.