First Team Star
Mar 4, 2017, 8:25 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
English National League Division 1 South
Re: [HantsLondoner] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Solent Devils 3 Invicta Dynamos 2
Admission £9-00 inc programme attendance est 200
6th v 2nd/8
Great game, another top team bites the dust at the Gosport Arena. Mos had senationally lost 2-8 here a couple of months ago, and were clearly out for revenge.
In a fast first period they were clearly the dominant side and outshot Devils 21-7. It remained goalless due to determined Devils defence and excellent netminding. We had a few handbags as Mos got frustrated.
The visitors eventually took the lead after 9 mins of the second and we expected them to increase it. But Devils became more dangerous on the break and two goals around the halfway mark turned it round, one by Doughty after a scramble and one after a really good move. The momentum was with the home team, but they lost it by a silly penalty for too many men on the ice. However, another classic break and nice pass near the end of the second saw Lawday get his second goal and made it 3-1.
The final period was again in the visitors' favour, although again good defence and netminding denied them until two dubious penalties (another fussy performance by Mr. Evans) on 51 mins left Mos 5 on 3. They got one goal back but failed to get another in a wildly exciting last few minutes where they threw everything at the home team, who had several chances to seal the match on the break too. But the final buzzer sounded to great applause from a good crowd.
If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.
(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Mar 4, 2017, 8:55 PM)