DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 2
Chelmsford Warriors - 3
After their defeat the week before, the Islanders welcomed the Warriors to Bretton, hoping to turn the tables and at least postpone the warriors league title. Unfortunately, in a very tight match, the Isles were unable to hold the Warriors off.
The game started in a similar fashion to the prior week. Both teams came out hard and the game seemed to flow. The Isles were denied early on by the quick glove of Phillips, but kept pressing. It was, however, the Warriors that struck first through Brandon Ayliffe 11 minutes in. Sylvester's breakaway pass let Ayliffe in on goal and he unleashed a shot that Lane was unable to kick away.
Referee Will Hewitt allowed the game to flow but no more goals were scored. The Isles went into the break 1-0 down.
The second period started with the Warriors controlling the run of play for the first few minutes but, the Isles composure was regained, when Shaun Yardley slotted home the equaliser 5 minutes into the period. Then, just five minutes later, Nathan Pollard gave the Islanders the lead, after James White fed him a beautiful pass to pick up his second assist.
A short benched Islanders team travelled to Invicta to face the Mustangs and they got off to the ideal start when Nathan Pollard finished off a breakaway with a backhander into the roof of the net. However a penalty called on Rob Mcdonald gave the Mustangs a chance to tie the game, which they took full advantage of and the period ended 1-1.
Islanders were not happy with their first period and knew they had to come out flying if they wanted to win the match. Bradley Moore started the 2nd period scoring off with a tap in on the back door after good work from Jowett and C.Pollard. Just over a minute later Pentecost was open in the slot and after a nice pass from N.Pollard he shot the puck through the goalies five hole. The islanders really were in full flow now and it didn't take long for Jowett to grab a goal of his own after deflecting in a shot from Callum Worthington-Evans. Pentecost got his 2nd of the night finishing off a 2on1 after a nice pass from Moore. 4 minutes later he completed his hat-trick on the powerplay; after some good link up play between Moore and N.Pollard Pentecost stuck a rebound home to celebrate his first 3 goal game of the season. There was time for one more goal to finish the period, and as the islanders were dominating it was no surprise it was in their favour. and no surprise it was in the Islanders favour, N.Pollard put a shot over the goalies shoulder from a tight angle to end the period at 7-1.