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Raiders NIHL 2 captain Roberts says his side can be proud of efforts

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 November 2018

Raiders Sam Roberts and Alan Lack (Pic: Nicola Day)

Raiders Sam Roberts and Alan Lack (Pic: Nicola Day)

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Everyone Active Raiders NIHL 2 captain Sam Roberts says his side can be proud of their efforts despite falling to an 8-5 defeat against Solent Devils this weekend.

Raiders in action against Solent Devils (Pic: Nicola Day)Raiders in action against Solent Devils (Pic: Nicola Day)

The Romford-based club travelled with only 10 skaters and goalie Brad Windebank for the clash and put in valiant effort against the experienced side.

A brace from Tommy Huggett and goals from George Gell, Alan Lack and Kamil Kinkor was not enough to earn them anything from the National League South Two encounter.

“We definitely came away from the game with our heads held high and it’s not such a shameful result against a top side in my opinion,” the 29-year-old said.

“A little part of me will always think we could have taken the win with maybe a few more bodies but it is what it is and we move on.

“The effort from the guys is unreal with everyone doing there bit week in week out and that’s all you can ask.”

Roberts believes there were plenty of positives to take out of the match at Planet Ice Solent.

“There are always so many positives to take away especially playing against a solid team like Gosport.

“Playing them in their cute little pop up Christmas rink is always going to be tough but coming out with the result we did is a massive positive in itself I say.

“Now we move on from the loss and get to training Wednesday and then we go again Sunday.”

The former Haringey Huskies forward had plenty of praise for forwards Alan Lack and Tommy Huggett who are continuously putting up points for the Raiders.

“Lacky has always been a great player in my eyes playing along side him at Raiders, I know how he can have an impact on a game with his fierce play.

“He is also able to put pucks in the net too so he’s a massive player to have on board.

“Tommy is another great player for such a young man and has great skill.

“He can read the game well and it’s great to have him getting some well needed goals too so they’re a great pair right there and hopefully plenty more points for the pair of them.”

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