Conor Pollard picks up a hatrick as the Islanders power play slices through Racers defence.
The first period was steady from both sides with the Islanders having only a few slightly better chances than the Racers. Defensively the Islanders found their feet and shut down nearly all of Haringey's rushes, forcing shots from tough angles or distance.
Down the other end the Isles found the net twice in the period, only to have both goals disallowed for an offside and an unfortunately timed whistle. However the Islanders got a well deserved lead 9 seconds from the period close - Craig Wallis firing in the first of the Islanders power play goals from the point.
The Racers started the second period on the penalty kill and within 30 seconds C.Pollard slotted home his first of the night. This was followed by another power play goal from Pentecost two minutes later, both goals set up from the point by Cleves and Yardley.
Haringey pulled one back in the period when Clayton found the net, but the period was set to end 3-1.
DALROD Peterborough Islanders 5
Chelmsford Warriors 8
The DALROD Peterborough Phantoms game was cancelled on Saturday and allowed the Islanders to utilise some of the two-way registered players. Martin Susters and Scott Robson joined the Isles for the Chelmsford cup game, and with the return of some injured players, the team looked very strong on paper.
The game started fairly evenly and both sides made some confident play early on, but it was Chelmsford who struck first six minutes in. Kenny Bavin tied the game up in his first shift of the game and the pressure mounted for both sides. The Islanders were unlucky not to take the lead 15 minutes in, but were denied by a great save from Sonny Phillips and ended up dropping another goal 3 minutes before the end of the first period.