First Team Star
Nov 11, 2017, 10:31 PM
Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg
Re: [noprogs] Where are you going - where did you go? ICE HOCKEY
Guildford Flames 7 Edinburgh Capitals 0
admission £16-75 with booking fee, programme downloadable via internet, attendance 2008 (sellout)
9th v 12th/12
Not the best time to see Caps as they are in disarray, with four players leaving recently, and a couple more injured. Hard to see them surviving in this league with crowds of 600 or so. They fought bravely, but it got easier for the Flames as the game went on and they should have had more. First Elite shutout though (19 shots).
A goal after 36 seconds looked ominous but after Flames missed a couple more, the visitors defended quite well and even threatened a couple of times on the break. However, that came to an abrupt end with two goals in the last 33 seconds of the period, the last one a spectacular error by visiting NM Shegalo, sliding out and missing the puck completely. Shots 24-6.
The second period was more even as the Caps came back, Ferguson scored both Flames goals in this period, the first a nice end to a flowing move, the second with 32 seconds to go.
One thing I haven't mentioned yet was penalties. The first one came after 43:50, on the Flames, which says something about the game. After as couple more goals for Flames, they didn't do much in the final ten mins, although we had a minor scuffle resulting in another penalty, and Caps got on the penalty board at last with 2:42 to go.
The sellout was probably due the the first Kids Go Free of the season rather than the quality of the opposition, although I did see a few Caps fans around.
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 Nov 11, 2017, 10:34 PM)