Looking to turn things around this past weekend the Islanders started the game with high energy and passion against Swindon Wildcats, however just 7 minutes the Islanders found themselves one goal down.
However just minutes later with Dan Lane stopping pretty much everything that was being thrown at him Swindon took the first liberty and decided to run the Islanders netminder. Taking particular offence to this Steve Maile dropped the gloves lifting the Islanders spirit.
With each Islanders line going out, finishing hits and taking chances where possible the Swindon Netminder kept the Islanders off of the score board.
Ending the period the Islanders found themselves only one goal down.
Early in the second period the Islanders found themselves with a two man disadvantage, giving the Wildcats the opportunity to score their second goal on the powerplay, quickly followed by another powerplay goal giving the Wildcats a three goal lead quickly followed by a fourth.
However in the dying minutes of the second period the Islanders found themselves on a Power Play with Sam Barlow at the point ricocheting his first attempt off of fellow team mate Steve Maile and being passed back for a second attempt, this time rather than shooting at his own team Barlow took his second chance hitting the back of the net bringing the deficit back down to three goals.
Ending the second period Wildcats 4, Islanders 1.
Starting the third period the Islanders needed to dig deep and do something, but with 4 minutes gone in the third the Wildcats bagged another goal.
Looking to give the team some new energy Price forced Swindons Coakley to drop the goves, with both players landing punches Cloakley could no longer trade punches with price due to a dislocated shoulder forcing an early end to the battle.
Re-energised by this, but with it being too late in the game the Wildcats found the net once more with another power play goal.
Ending the game Wildcats 6 Islanders 1.
The Islanders next face off against Lee Valley Lions 14th December 2013 at a later time of 18:30hrs.
Written by: Simon Price