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The Wall
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Oct 7, 2013, 1:43 PM

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DUSSELDORF EG vs Nurenburg Ice Tigers

An abandonment, bad luck, meanwhile I had travelled out with the normal suspects to Weeze that day, the Hire Car going to Arminia Bielfield, a Ground I'd been to twice before, whilst I took Bus and Train to Dusseldorf for the Hockey.

Arriving Main Station before midday first point of call was the Tourist Info just outside for route options, fortunately they sold Tickets for the Hockey, EUR 18.90 no age concession or commission, the bonus being this allowed free traval to and from the Arena, this for a 2nd tier corner seat. The Hotel of choice was in the Old Town, thereby having the benifit of 5 Brewery Taps in close proxminity, all were visited before taking a Tram 701 to Mitte Rath, where a Bus Shuttle took you the Arena, it's in a remote part North of Town and would estimate a 20 to 30 minute walk from the Tram Terminus.

Large modern Arena with Free Programme, but the dreaded Card system so no Refreshments taken, having a capacity of 13,500 in 3 Tiers, however had not looked at a League Table but the Prog showed Dusseldorf DG played 6 lost 6, whilst the Visiting Ice Tigers having played 6, won 6, which I presume restricted the Crowd to around 3-4000, the Standing low Tier was pretty full along one side, the Standing Area behind one Goal was less than 50%, whilst would suggest that less than 10% of the Seats were taken ! The Top tier was curtained off.

The 1st Period was no mis-match, end to end, resulting in 0-0 at close. The 2nd saw Nurenburg take a deserved 3-1 lead and then added a further 2 in the Final to deservedly Win 5-1. Around 30 Visiting Fans made little noise, nevertheless the Homesters were encouraging and a decent atmosphere throughout.

No hassle thereafter, fortunately the Bus Stop was right outside my Exit and back in good time to revist the two Taps closest to my Hotel, both wihin 100 yards.

Next Morning a half hour Train ride to Gelsenkirchen to meet up with the Lads, for a re-visit to Schalke 04.


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Oct 7, 2013, 3:06 PM

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2nd October 2013 Spartak Moscow HC 3 Barys (Astana) 4 in the Kontinental Hockey League 2,309 (50 away)

Part of a football trip to Russia.

My 2nd game in this league.
200 roubles entry + 100 for a (large) programme.

The game was mostly dominated by the league leading visitors who had a group of fans behind one goal.

Barys were 4-1 up in the final period before Spartak staged a late rally.
We had a timeout with 27 secs remaining but Spartak couldn't find the equaliser.

Not being familiar with the teams it was hard to identify with particular players, or as a novice follow the tactics.
Nevertheless very watchable, fast paced action.

blog :- billthenavigator has more.

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Sheffield Senators 1 Widnes Wild 4
ENIHL 2 North (aka Laidler Conference)
Att: 100 (est)
Admission with prog: £6

The Senators are effectively the fourth team in Sheffield (fifth if you include Sutton Sting) and to pull in around 100 people says much for the enthusiasm for hockey around these parts, especially so as the Steelers were at home at the same time in the Arena next door.

Ice Sheffield is a brilliant facility that has been covered many times so I'll just say that little has changed (and why should it).

The game was decent considering neither side had a league point beforehand, always close and two netminders in top form. Widnes' 4th goal was an empty netter with less than two minutes to go and Sheffield had led early in the second period before the visitors made a comeback.


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STREATHAM REDSKINS UPDATE

Unfortunately and possibly inevitably the actual Building opening has been delayed, the First Game is now expected be verses Bracknell Hornets on SUNDAY
24th November, Face Off 18.45.

The scheduled Game with Invicta will now be played Saturday November 9th at Brixton, Face Off 17.30


HantsLondoner
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Oct 12, 2013, 10:22 PM

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English Premier League

Guildford Flames 3 Manchester Phoenix 2

admission £9-50, programme £2-00 (quite good), attendance 1761

2nd v 1st (with 100% record)
The big game of the weekend started tensely with Flames having the better of the play in the first period. They scored after 17 mins through Huppe but 36 seconds later we had a lengthy delay while one of the Perspex panels at one end was replaced. The officials sensibly called the end of the first period at this time and added this extra time on to the second period. Flames grabbed a second just before the end of the 'first period' after a bad defensive mistake. Phoenix put the pressure on in the second period, got a quick goal and then equalised two minutes from the end of the period. The third period was tense and exciting with chances and good saves at both ends. Five minutes from the end Phoenix, a man down, had a break and their forward was brought down for a penalty. Archer took it, went round netminder Lee who then saved his shot. With 1:39 left a Flames break saw Duggan hit the winner against his former club. Flames missed another chance before the end but it didn't matter.
A good atmosphere with a nearly full house at the Spectrum. My seat didn't have a brilliant view, but it's the same view as 60% of those in the rink. Loads of yummies with their kids running around today, constantly standing up and down. The programme also has a lucky number draw - for the second time on a row I was one off the £100 prize. Two ice machines in force today!



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HantsLondoner
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Oct 13, 2013, 10:23 PM

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English National League Division 1 South

Solent and Gosport Devils 3 Invicta Dynamos 5

admission £8-00 programme gone up to £1-00 inc raffle ticket attendance est 200

Superb game, great performance by Devils against one of the top three sides in the division (this season) but they came up just short. Devils came back three times only to lose out to two late goals. In the first two periods Invicta had most of the possession and most of the shots. Devils defended bravely with netminder Taylor (now rotating with Cole) outstanding, facing 86 shots during the game. Dynamos took the lead in both periods only for Devils to equalise on the break with excellent efforts from Chrenko and Norcliffe. Dynamos were getting frustrated and the game boiled over on 28 mins after an assault on Taylor with a free-for-all only resulting on one 2+2 for each side. Dynamos took the lead again early in the third period but again Devils equalised. Dynamos then took the lead for the fourth time during a powerplay and despite lots of pressure Devils couldn't score again, in fact they took Taylor off for the last minute and promptly conceded a fifth. Two Devils players taken to hospital (jaw injuries through puck and elbow).
22 minutes late starting again due to an overrunning junior match (which had a punch up at the end). Gents' toilet still hasn't been fixed three weeks after the last game I attended...

P.S. Chelmsford Chieftains v London Raiders sounded tasty tonight - 314 penalty minutes and 9 match penalties, most it seems at the end of the game.




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Saturday 19th October 2013
NIHL Southern Cup
Wightlink Raiders 1 Invicta Dynamos 7
Admission £9.00
Programme - £2.00
Badge - £2.50
Att - Around 350

A comfortable win for the Dynamos in a game that didn't hold the attention. The rink is on the Esplande in Ryde so it is easily reached if travelling to the IOW by hovercraft. The hoovercraft lands right next to the rink. Inside are two seated areas on both sides of the rink. Unfortunately the one I sat in had a lot of people who preferred to stand so if you sit in the two back rows of this stand you won't see too much if you decide to sit.

A good programme was available but maybe a little overpriced. The match presentation was ok but a bit boring compared to other rinks. Overall I wouldn't want to watch what was on offer every week.




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Oct 22, 2013, 2:13 PM

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Continental Cup Day 3
£17 for 2 games.

Hauge V Riga

Only Caught the last 2 Periods of this game and it was a shocking game to say the least with both team not playing as well as others thought they might!

A few goals scored an a baffling moment came when a high stick that broke the opponents Helmet went unpunished by the Referee or Linesmen.

Panthers 3 Riga 1

What a game with many big hits from Panthers players and a fight happening in the first period of which saw 2 players from each team kicked out of the game. However Panthers went through with some good play with goals coming from David Clarke, Matt Francis & Salters

What an enjoyable night!



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HantsLondoner
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Oct 27, 2013, 9:58 PM

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English National League Division 1 South

Solent and Gosport Devils 2 Streatham Redskins 5

admission £8-00 programme back down to 50p not inc raffle ticket attendance est 220


A good crowd braved the weather for what Devils must have ranked as one of their 'winnable' games. They even beat the Redskins once last season. The home team got a penalty after three minutes as Johnson was pulled down when clear. Tanner took the penalty and scored impressively. However, it had to be retaken and Johnson had to take it - and Sanderson saved it. Devils put the pressure on but the visitors always looked dangerous on the break, sure enough Scarborough put them ahead after 14 mins. Johnson made up for his earlier miss with the equaliser three minutes later but Devils were caught on the break again near the end of the period so it finished 1-2. An exciting second period saw chances at both ends before Devils equalised halfway through. But Skins broke near the end of the period, twice, to lead 2-4 at the end. The fourth came 11 secs from the end after a scramble at the other end. The final period was again quite even but Scarborough clinched it for the visitors with about 5 mins to go. Final shot count 65-64 to the Devils but it's goals that count. Devils looked a little tired after their heroic efforts of last night (losing 6-7 to Invicta who got the winner with 2.5 secs to go) and now have only 3 games in 4 weeks to make up for it.



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.

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Nov 3, 2013, 10:43 PM

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Saturday 2nd November 2013 (7pm)
Rapid Solicitors Elite League
Braehead Clan 3 Edinburgh Capitals 1
Admission £18 + £1 'booking fee' despite printing my ticket at home
Programme £3 more of a monthly magazine really than a programme but a good read nevertheless

My first Elite League game for two years and only my second since Feb 2007 meant an Elite League Champagne Job Smile

Paid £18 for a ticket at Centre Ice, however could easily have paid £14 for a wing seat and just sat in a Gold Seat as no-one bothered to check tickets once inside. Very smart arena at the back of a Shopping Centre and despite the pricing it is the kind of rink that you'd take your family to for a night out as the off ice presentation was quite good to be fair.

The game, whilst being pleasantly goon free, wasn't the best as Edinburgh aren't very good at all and never looked like adding to the solitary win despite taking the lead towards the end of the 1st period. Braehead hit back within 14 seconds and scored two goals right at the start of the 2nd period & that was it as far as scoring was concerned. Edinburgh killed 2 minutes of 5 on 3 powerplay either side of the first break but then conceded within seconds of being back to full strength.

We had the rare (for me) event of a penalty shot, only the 3rd one I've seen I think in 10 years and 125 games of watching Ice Hockey. Needless to say Edinburgh fluffed it.

Just four rinks to go in the main English Leagues, Manchester Phoenix, Nottingham Lions, Solway Sharks & Widnes Wild. Although depending what ice pad the plethora teams that use iceSheffield play on it might be more.



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Seagull
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At ice Sheffield, all teams use the main arena except Sutton, who use pad 2. This does have raised seating for around 3-400. I'm planning on doing them this Saturday if all goes to plan.


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The seating is now in at Widnes Wild, Reasonably elevated and should provide a good view


HantsLondoner
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Nov 9, 2013, 10:53 PM

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English Premier League

Basingstoke Bison 3 Bracknell Bees 4 (after OT and penalties)

admission £12-50 (pay on day) programme £2-50 (A4 and overpriced), attendance est 1250

3rd v 9th /10
Excellent entertainment! Bison dominated the first period but only had a goal from Rand to show for it. Bees surprisingly equalised right at the start of the second and equalised twice more as Bison came up with some comedy defending. The third equaliser caused a sort of punch-up which took the four(!) officials some time to sort out. A tense and exciting third period saw no more goals and so (at least) an unexpected point for Bees. Both sides came close in OT but no goals (but Bees' Bronniman got a match penalty and had a spectacular tantrum as he left), so to penalties. Both sides scored their first two and missed/saved their next three. Netminder Annetts, against his old club, made an easy save from Bison's Connolly, leaving Rounding to score the winning penalty to send the visiting fans wild. I got an excellent view for my money but sat with the Bees' fans towards the end - a group of them persisted in standing up and looking rowdy so were ejected by the Bison security. They missed a great finish. Bees had lost 7-0 and 6-0 last weekend so someone had done their job during the week.
I've seen Bison three times at home now, all excellent games, all lost narrowly against supposedly inferior opposition. I also saw them lose at Guildford - maybe they should pay me to stay away.



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HantsLondoner
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A question for someone who knows more about British ice hockey than me: why are there no (or hardly any) games between teams from different leagues?

I'd have thought that a national cup game would be very popular, if. say, an EPL team played against an Elite League team, or an NIHL team played against an EPL team.

Are the leagues really so far apart in terms of ability?



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Seagull
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In Reply To
A question for someone who knows more about British ice hockey than me: why are there no (or hardly any) games between teams from different leagues?

I'd have thought that a national cup game would be very popular, if. say, an EPL team played against an Elite League team, or an NIHL team played against an EPL team.

Are the leagues really so far apart in terms of ability?


Simple, the gap in standards between the levels is too big, most games would be unwatchably one sided.


HantsLondoner
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Nov 10, 2013, 10:42 AM

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Thanks for that, thought that must be the reason.

That also explains why there are so few promotions/relegations and why those that do get promoted (e.g. Solent and Gosport Devils) tend to struggle.



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Double header for me this weekend:

Saturday:

National League Cup (North section):
Sutton Sting 7 Blackburn Hawks 6
Att: 110 (h/c)
Admission £6
Prog: None

Double downer for me - switched to main pad which was a bummer as I'd only gone to tick Ice Sheffield pad 2 and no programme which is a bit crap at this level of hockey.

Not to worry, I don't like Sutton and I now just have a few more reasons to dislike them Cool

Game a was a mad see saw shoot out by two sides who couldn't defend!

Sunday:
English National League 2 North (AKA Laidler Conference)
Widnes Wild 2 Nottingham Lions 2
Att: 364 (official)
Admission £5
Prog: £1 (16pp)
Food: Chips n Gravy £2.80 (chips nice, gravy vile!)

Cracking advert for Div 2 hockey with big hits, plenty of skill, fast breakouts and some top quality N/M, plus a large and enthusiastic crowd who can now see the game properly as the seats are in.

I've covered Widnes before this season but the new seating is pretty good and worth a mention. It runs most of the length of one side and accomodates around 400-450 with the higher rows in particular providing a good view of the action.

Decent crowd for this level which bodes well for the future. There were a lot of people new to ice hockey and all seemed to really enjoy it and by the third period they were making a fair old bit of noise, especially when the home side equalised.

The 55 minute drive home took 3 and a half hours thanks to an incident near Charnock Richard Services, just what I needed with work the next day :(


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Swedish Level 3 - Division 1D Stockholm area (Nacka Ishall)
Nacka 2-4 Gnesta
Attendance: 72
Admission: 80 SEK (plenty of programmes available, 10 SEK)

Pleasant south Stockholm venue, a short bus ride from Slussen, seating behind one goal and alongside, part of it terrace/benches which were largely stood on. Cafe behind the goal area seats (decent food and non-alcoholic drink options), with the far side limited to the teams.

Good game with Gnesta the better side throughout, but with nothing to show from the first period, and only a 1-0 lead after the 2nd period. The match got better as time progressed though, with open play in the 2nd period turning to goals in such situations in the 3rd period. No doubt Nacka will rue the moment in the 3rd period, having equalised at 1-1 and with a powerplay advantage, a downfield clearance was attempted to be held up by the goalminder behind the goal, only to slip over and unfortunately allow a Gnesta forward to nip in and nab the lead again. It would have been sad if that had been the decisive moment, but fortunately, despite Nacka getting an equaliser again soon after, the quality moment came as a Gnesta forward harried a Nacka defender, both slipped over, but the Gnesta player was back to his feet in a flash and away to sweep the puck into the roof of the net. The final goal was added as a deflection lolloped into an open goal in the dying seconds.

Competitive throughout, this was good entertainment. I've since found that Nacka are bottom of the league without a win all season, whilst this took Gnesta up a place to 3rd bottom! Not much atmosphere, certainly a few away fans in evidence though.

Back into Slussen and a wander into Gamla Stan post-game, stops at the Ardbeg Embasssy (formerly Glenfiddich Warehouse) and Wirstroms - Sodra Pale Ale narrowly taking the best beer prize over the Skeba....



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The Wall
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Sunday 17/11 f/o 18.00
GUILDFORD FLAMES vs Manchester Phoenix @ Spectrum
Adm £8.50 (Con £ 5.50) Prog £2

A Game between the likely top 2 at Seasons finish, thus ensuring a tight Game

A few firsts for me, all high leval Seats Sold and only Standing available although upon discussion a Seat was found in the Ground leval Area, fortunately in the back Row of 3 although it was necessary to stand on my Seat for the whole game, still no problem. The Crowd was announced as 1.937 including many under 14's. Also the Referee was Joy Johnston, nee Tottman, didn't even know she had married, also Tony Hand still playing for Manchester, although he spent most of the Game shaking his head, either at Official's decisions or his own Teams mistakes !
First two Periods were tight, Flames scoring an early scrappy Goal, soon equalised and thereafter no further Goals until the final Period, whereupon Flames scored 3 unanswered before Phoenix pulled one back to finish 4-2, just about deserved. One thing confused me, late on Phoenix did not pull their Keeper, however on reflection I believe someone somewhere sometime mentiond that in the event of Teams being tied on points at Seasons End, then head to head results would decide !


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English Premier League

Basingstoke Bison 6 Peterborough Phantoms 0

admission £12-50 (pay on day) programme £2-50 (still A4 and overpriced), attendance est 1100


3rd v 8th/10
At last I saw a win for Bison, at the fifth time of asking! This was the best team performance I've seen from them, despite the usual comedy moments in defence (Skinns, in achieving his second consecutive shutout, actually saved three one-on-ones). 2-0 at the end of the first period in which Phantoms initially defended well and looked dangerous on the break, but in the second period Bison took over and scored three more as the visitors faded. Two of those were in 30 secs and prompted a timeout. Comfortable third quarter for Bison. 27 fans in the visiting block. Not a bad game considering the scoreline. The Bison bunch (especially in block C, where I sat) are particularly hard on the officials.
This helped take the edge off the bad news from Solent and Gosport Devils - 11 of their top players left the club on Thursday after a bust-up with the coach, they will be playing tomorrow but it doesn't look good for the rest of the season.



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Also at Bison 6 Peterborough Phantoms 0, only paid £5 for my ticket due a friend from work getting some cheap tickets through a promotion at his daughter's school.

The programme was probably the biggest rip off of any I've ever bought at any sporting event, 16 A4 pages for £2.50 with very little content & I shan't be buying one again nor would I pay £12 to watch the EPL & only go when the tickets are available for a fiver.

Not the greatest game as Peterborough were pants & Bison skated with 7 men all night as ref O'Halloran gave them an awful lot of marginal decisions.

Thankfully the PA isn't that load sitting behind the far end goal so you get some respite from the hyperactive guy on the PA.



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STREATHAM REDSKINS vs Bracknell Hornets
ENLS1
Adm £8 (Con £6) Prog £2

The Grand Opening attracted a Crowd in excess of 500, some put as high as 800 so pretty packed with a large number Standing behind a Goal, next to a Bar ! A quality New Arena, even Mishi was impressed

Unfortunately not the right final result, Hornets scored the only Goal in the 1st, Redskins the only one in the 2nd, they appeared to be struggle with the new Ice, the Puck sticking in places. Redskins scored first in the Final Period only for Hornets to level with a cracking Goal on a Power Play for a stupid Slashing infringement. Redskins then scored again on 57.37 and having looked comfortable all Game, on 58.35 gave it all away, a wayward pass from a usually reliable Defenceman went straight to a Hornet, who set up a Team Mate for the equaliser. On reflection a fair result on the Night despite Streatham being the more agressive and creating the better chances.

Next Home Games are next Saturday vs Chelmsford at 17.30 as will be all Saturdays, then Sunday 8th Dec, vs Milton Keynes, f/o 18.45

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Mishi
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Nov 26, 2013, 12:51 PM

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It's notoriously hard to get proper attendances at the lower levels of hockey, but my 'guestimate' was around 600, maybe a bit more.

The old place was dump, but it was 'our dump'...this place is a palace in comparison! Glad I don't drink though. £4 for a 500ml plastic bottle of beer!



Grounds visited: 741
Last new ground: Old Roan FC; John Roan Playing Fields; Kidrooke Park Road, London, SE3. (Bromley & South London Football Alliance Division One)
Last game: Tuesday 16th August 2019:Dulwich Hamlet 1, Wealdstone 0. [Vanarama National League South]
Matches watched this season: 17
2017/18-New English grounds: 3; & foreign: 0




HantsLondoner
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Dec 1, 2013, 9:51 PM

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Location: South Hampshire
Team(s): Hants/Middx/Sussex Non-League, Brentford, THFC, Eastleigh, SC Freiburg

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English National League Division 1 South

Solent and Gosport Devils 2 London Raiders 3

admission £8-00 programme 50p (basic today but with draw number) attendance est 150


Devils with a lot of their familiar faces after the big bust-up ten days ago. Like last week's game against the Cardiff Devils, the visitors came out playing fast, aggressive hockey and took a three-goal lead. A couple of cracking shots and two goals around the 13 min mark saw the Devils reeling. But like last week they came back, a great shot by Gosset from an angle starting the fightback before the end of the first period and then Abbott putting one through the keeper's legs on 23 mins. The rest of the game was exciting, no more goals but lots of good play, good defending, aggressive tackling and some interesting calls. Devils gave as good as they got but the visitors showed they are a good team and kept possession well and had 76 shots. Home netminder Cole (not one of last week's rebels) had to show his class again, but there were several scrambles near the Raiders' goal. Devils just came up short but still a great improvement on last season.



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.

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The Wall
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Dec 9, 2013, 1:03 PM

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Saturday 07/12

ENLS2 Face off 17.15 (actually 17.30)
LEE VALLEY LIONS vs Cardiff Devils ll @ Lea Bridge Road
Adm £5 Prog No (Aparently did issue for first two Games, but too few Sales, so fair enough)

Had forgotten this is a decent viewing Rink, not been since London Racers folded, to be treated with a fair Game for this Standard.
Lions started the better scoring after 05.30, Cardiff equalising with the very last hit of the 1st Period befoe scoring the one Goal in the 2nd when they had only 4 SOG's. Final Period resulted in 2 further Goals for Cardiff and a 1-4 Victory.

Sunday 08/12

After paying £30 for an OAP Ticket behind the Goal at the Cottage for Fulham2 Aston Villa 0, time to return Home and pick up both Grand Kids for

ENLS1 F/O 18.45
STREATHAM REDSKINS vs Milton Keynes Thunder
Adm £8 (Con £5) Kids £5 for the first then £1 each for any further. Prog £2

Thunder had played their first Game at their Temporary Rink the previous Night, the delay alledgedly due to Health & Safety, the Netting was considered too slack and therefore a danger to the Public ! Lost 1-4 to London Raiders so a decent performance.

They had 15 Skaters, however came to Streatham with only 10, mind you no mugs and they fought well exchanging 5 at a time and until they tired put on a fine defensive Game. It started all to easy for Redskins scoring 2 within 45 secs, adding a 3rd on 5.46 with Thunder scoring their only Goal 07.24. No further Goals until 35.29 when Redskins scored again and then added a further to lead 5-1 at end of 2nd. Redskins had given more than usual Ice time to some of their "lessesr" Players, however for the Final Period it was back to normal and with 6 unanswered Goals resulted in an 11-1 Victory.

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