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Gray hurt as Raiders routed

07:58 17 February 2014

An injury to Raiders goalie Michael Gray forced their match on the Isle of Wight to be abandoned (pic: Tim Bowes)

An injury to Raiders goalie Michael Gray forced their match on the Isle of Wight to be abandoned (pic: Tim Bowes)

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Cup: Isle of Wight 10 Raiders 0 (abandoned)

An injury to Raiders goalie Michael Gray led to the abandonment of their National League Challenge Cup tie on the Isle of Wight last night.

Gray was hit on the head by a shot from Alex Barker late in the second period, with the home side already 10-0 up, and unable to continue.

And as the visitors, who travelled to Ryde with only eight players, did not have a back-up goalie available, the officials were left with little option but to end the match at the 40-minute mark.

The result should stand but defeat is academic to Danny Marshall’s Raiders, with their hopes of success in the competition ended long ago.

Wight, however, remain in the hunt for silverware and visit Chelmsford in their last match next month.

The hosts were gunning for revenge against Marshall’s men, following their 6-4 loss in league play Lee Valley the night before.

Raiders arrived without Frankie Harvey, AJ Smith, Billy and Charlie Phillips and fell behind in the third minute as Richard Nembhard netted.

Richard Facey and Nathan Taylor struck 31 seconds apart to put Wight three goals up in the ninth minute and Steven Osman added a brace, either side of Matthew Vizzari’s powerplay goal, to make it 6-0 at the end of the first period.

Nembhard netted number seven, six minutes into the middle session, before Wight replaced starting goalie Matt Colclough with Dan Weller.

And Taylor completed his hat-trick with a double, the second of them while David Oliver served a tripping minor.

Barker took the hosts into double figures in the 33rd minute and it was his shot, seconds before the buzzer, that left Gray poleaxed and his protective headgear split.

Marshall will be hoping the damage is not long lasting, with his side due to host Streatham Redskins at Lee Valley next Sunday (February 23, 7.30pm).

Scorers, Wight: Nathan Taylor 3 Steven Osman 2+2 Richard Nembhard 2 Richard Facey 1+3 Matthew Vizzari* 1+2 Alex Barker 1 Simon Hobbis 0+2 Damon Larter 0+2 Jeremy Cornish* 0+1.

Shots on goal: Matt Colclough (Wight, 26:47) 17 Dan Weller (Wight, 13:!3) 11 Michael Gray (Raiders) 40.

Penalty minutes: Wight 20 Raiders 6.

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