Slough Jets - 2
DALROD Peterborough Islanders - 13
Saturday was the third win on the road in a row for the Islanders as they racked up another huge win in the league.
James White and Nathan Pollard both tallied hat-tricks in the game, as did Conor Pollard, who now has two hat-tricks in as many games.
During the first period the Islanders came out strong and got off to a flying start finding the net 5 times. Yardley fired in the first within six minutes, only to have the game tied up at 1-1 3 minutes later when Underdown made his own mark on the scoreboard. James White and the Pollard brothers soon cemented a lead for the Islanders though, all picking up their first of the night. Before the period ended Pentecost was also able to fire in a goal to give the Isles a 5-1 lead going into the second period.
The second period was a much slower affair. The Isles took their food right off the gas, assuming the game was put to bed. A goaltending change for the Isles just before a power play to the Jets gave the only sparks of the period. Brad Moore netted a surprising short-handed goal for the Islanders with a fantastic counter-attack, but the Jets managed to capitalise on a cold Adam Long 30 seconds later. The period ended at 1-1.
The end of the second period ended in a less than amicable manner as it found Cleves digging for the puck underneath a fallen Liam Underdown. Underdown did not take kindly to the action and seemed eager to release some tension. Josh Turley answered the call early in the third and the two went toe-to-toe at centre ice.
The tilt seemed fairly even at first, but the videos from the crowd show that despite having his shirt pulled over his head, Turley came out on top. The two hugged it out afterwards and there seemed to be no animosity between them.
The fight did, however, get the teams fired up and led to some altercations later on when another scuffle broke out. During this Yardley picked up a roughing call and Jets’ Darmanin landed a 'people’s elbow’ that the Rock would have been proud of. All this however did not detract from the Islanders goal scoring. They regained their composure and added 7 more to the scoreboard - White and the Pollards completed their hat-tricks and Rob McDonald put the puck away before the game was done.
The Islanders face Basingstoke away next Sunday at 6:30pm.