Search

Raiders silence Thunder

PUBLISHED: 12:58 26 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:58 26 January 2014

Jakub Klima netted four times in Raiders away win at MK Thunder (pic: John Scott)

Jakub Klima netted four times in Raiders away win at MK Thunder (pic: John Scott)

Archant

National League: MK Thunder 1 Raiders 8

Raiders made it three wins in a row with a comfortable success against the Division One South basement boys.

Having beaten Thunder 9-5 at Lee Valley a week earlier and skated to a 5-3 success in Bracknell the following night, Raiders took the lead in the 16th minute when Frankie Harvey netted the only goal of the first period on the under-sized temporary rink.

And JJ McGrath doubled the visitors lead six minutes after the restart, with his second goal of the season, before Harvey and player-coach Danny Marshal combined to set up Czech import Jakub Klima for the first of his four goals on the night.

Thunder hit back with a powerplay goal from Maksims Petruks, but the middle period ended early after a home player took a puck to the knee and needed lengthy treatment on the ice.

Klima claimed his second when play resumed, before the official end of the stanza, and Billy Phillips made it 5-1 with only 18 seconds of the final session gone.

McGrath netted his second of the night at 42:57 before Klima completed his hat-trick with a shorthanded effort.

And Klima had the final say with less than three minutes remaining to cap a good night’s work.

Goalie Michael Gray was named man of the match for Raiders, while Jacob Ranson took the vote for the home side against his former club.

Raiders can expect a tougher test when they make the long trip to Wales to take on Cardiff on Saturday (February 1).

But their small squad will travel in good spirit, having put up a brave fight on the Isle of Wight last month.

Scorers, Thunder: Petruks* 1 Sandy 0+1.

Raiders: Klima* 4+1 McGrath 2 Harvey 1+3 B Phillips 1 Taylor 0+3 Marshall 0+1 Davis 0+1 Oliver 0+1.

Shots on goal: Bell (Thunder) 71 Gray (Raiders, 51:50) 39 Sabine (8:10) 5.

Penalty minutes: Thunder 10 Raiders 26.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 18:06

Daggers boss keen to set record straight after rumours emerged in week of falling out with forward over possible transfer

Yesterday, 16:54

Friendly: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Bloomfield 79p) West Ham United XI 2 (Hector-Ingram 37, Kemp 89)

Yesterday, 12:30

Natwest T20 Blast South Group: Essex (129-3) beat Hampshire (124-9) by seven wickets

Yesterday, 10:00

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

Fri, 17:00

Essex League T20 Cup runners-up ready to build more momentum and move away from relegation zone

Fri, 16:00

Brentwood captain Joe Buttleman keen to face local Essex Premier Division rivals Shenfield this weekend.

Fri, 15:00

Harrow Lodge Park captain hoping to see his batsmen hit form and enjoy playing on the Castle Park surface this weekend

Fri, 14:00

Shenfield captain Jack Kliber admits there is ‘no pressure’ on them going into the local derby against Essex Premier Division outfit Brentwood this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now