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Raiders forward Baldock is confident his side will start picking up more league wins

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 November 2017

London Raiders forward Oliver Baldock shoots the puck against Invicta Dynamos (Pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward Oliver Baldock shoots the puck against Invicta Dynamos (Pic: John Scott)

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London Raiders forward Oliver Baldock was disappointed to fall short of a four-point haul against National League rivals Invicta Dynamos and Bracknell Bees last weekend.

Baldock and his team-mates picked up a 3-1 win against Invicta in the cup on Saturday, before suffering a 4-2 league defeat to former EPL outfit Bracknell Bees a day later.

The 19-year-old forward grabbed a goal and an assist in his side’s cup victory on Saturday and also netted the following night.

“I am very pleased with my personal performance, as well as the team’s performance through the weekend,” he admitted.

“We had a bit of a slow start against Invicta but we made sure we finished the weekend strong and once again just came up short against Bracknell.”

The gold and blue outfit have suffered defeat to the Berkshire-based club twice in the last two weeks and Baldock admits it’s disappointing after running one of the league’s big four so close both times.

“I am disappointed, I think everyone was. We felt like we really could have taken the two points away with us,” he said.

“We’re showing improvements as a team as the games go on, so it’s only a matter of time until we start taking points away from these bigger teams.”

Raiders travel to the unbeaten league leaders Peterborough Phantoms on Saturday (7pm), before hosting Milton Keynes Thunder at Lee Valley Ice Arena on Sunday (5.30pm).

Baldock added: “We are all playing well and we’re looking to take the full four points away from this weekend.”

Thunder will go into the match on the back of a penalty shoot-out victory against Streatham IHC and will be hoping to build on that win.

But former Chelmsford Chieftains centre Baldock is confident of a repeat of the game where Raiders beat Milton Keynes 7-5 away from home earlier this season.

“MK are a quick team and great at hitting you on the break, but we shut them down last time and I’m sure we will shut them down again this weekend,” he said.

The Lee Valley-based outfit are expected to be without forwardJake Sylvester for the weekend and could also be missing captain Tom Davis, after he sat out the last two matches with an elbow injury.

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