December 7 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
National League: Streatham 5 Raiders 5
Nathan Pollard’s first goal as a Raider helped complete a final period comeback and clinch a point in south London last night.
Raiders had skated to a 5-2 home win over Invicta at Lee Valley on Saturday, but found themselves down by that margin against the Redskins with only 20 minutes left to play in Brixton.
Powerplay goals from Billy Phillips and Grant Taylor, completing his hat-trick, got Raiders to within one with 11 minutes still to play, though, and Pollard pounced at the far post in the 57th minute to earn Danny Marshall’s men a share of the spoils.
Streatham had struck first late in the first period when Steven Fisher teed up Michal Oravec.
And Callum Best raced onto Stewart Tait’s pass to double the home side’s advantage early in the middle session before Tait set up Jack Tarczycki to fire into the top corner and make it 3-0.
Frustrated Raiders saw Andrius Kaminskas handed a 10-minute misconduct penalty before Taylor opened their account at close range.
But Streatham scored twice in under four minutes to move into a seemingly winning position at 5-1 as Fisher and Oravec beat Euan King.
Taylor’s speculative effort gave Raiders a lift seconds before the interval and Phillips fired home a third after Streatham fell into penalty trouble in the closing frame.
Taylor tapped in to complete his treble after another Phillips shot caused problems to make it a one-goal game before a controversial incident involving JJ Pitchley.
Dom Hopkins was left with a cut nose after an accidental clash with Pitchley, but no penalty was called as blood was cleared from the ice.
And Raiders drew level soon after the restart as JJ McGrath found the onrushing Pollard to finish well.
Scorers, Redskins: Oravec 2 Fisher 1+1 Best 1+1 Tarczycki 1 Allen 0+2 Tait 0+2 Scarborough 0+1.
Raiders: Taylor 3 Phillips 1+2 Pollard 1 Newman 0+2 McGrath 0+1.
Shots faced: Will Sanderson (Redskins) 11-14-15=40-5 Euan King (Raiders) 10-21-5=36-5.
Penalty minutes: Redskins 28 Raiders 40.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.