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London Raiders coach Sean Easton disappointed to get nothing against ex-EPL sides

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 November 2017

Raiders coach Sean Easton makes his point on the bench (pic John Scott)

Raiders coach Sean Easton makes his point on the bench (pic John Scott)

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London Raiders coach Sean Easton disappointed to pick up nothing to end their three game winning streak in the National League.

The Lee Valley-based club fell to two defeats this weekend as they lost 3-2 away to Swindon Wildcats before suffering a heavy 6-0 defeat to Basingstoke Bison the following night.

Easton believes small mistakes cost them against Swindon and they were just simply not enough against Basingstoke.

“Swindon was a fantastic game, our defensive zone coverage was not as tight as what it has been over the past few weeks but again it’s the tempo change playing the bigger teams,” he said.

“We went ahead but we need to learn to capitalise on the leads and add the second quick.

“We were disappointed to not get a point out of the game if not both points, but I could not fault our effort levels.”

The former Chelmsford Chieftains coach believes Basingstoke are the best team he has seen this season but admits his side must be way better.

“Sunday was like premier league against Sunday league,” Easton said.

“Bison are by far the best team we have played this season.

“On their ice we literally struggled to get puck possession.

“Our first period was poor effort, but we had a tough game on the road Saturday and being a double away weekend is a killer to the body.

“Second and third period we put in a more physical approach to try and slow down Basingstoke’s attack.”

Easton’s men will now turn their focus on the upcoming weekend where they face Invicta Dynamos in the league on Saturday at the Lee Valley Ice Centre (5.30pm face-off).

“This weekend we have Invicta Saturday in the league.

“Yes they have a short bench but anything can happen in five days and short benches can be more difficult to play against as there is no line matching no plan to coach against, and teams with small benches come out fighting harder and together.”

The club will also travel to London rivals Streatham IHC on Sunday evening (6.45pm) in their final cup group stage match and the coach wants them taking all the points on offer this weekend.

“We want a four point weekend this week, and nothing less.”

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