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Ice hockey: Peterborough 5 Raiders 2

PUBLISHED: 21:19 27 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:19 27 October 2018

Raiders defenceman Dan Scott fires the puck up ice (pic John Scott)

Raiders defenceman Dan Scott fires the puck up ice (pic John Scott)

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Everyone Active Raiders fell to their fifth defeat in six National League Division One matches in Peterborough on Saturday.

Having ended a four-game losing run with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at MK Thunder and after winning on their previous visit to Peterborough thanks to a last-gasp overtime goal from captain Aaron Connolly, Raiders included four-time hockey Olympian Ashley Jackson, Great Britain’s all-time leading goalscorer, for his debut.

And they took the lead after just 45 seconds as in-form Jake Sylvester maintained his fine scoring form, before the home side got back on terms in the seventh minute as Ales Padelek netted from James Ferrara’s pass.

The same combination linked up again to put the home side in front, before Corey McEwen made it 3-1 just 33 seconds later to leave the visitors wobbling.

Raiders coach Sean Easton called a timeout to settle his players down and they were given a power play chance when Tom Norton was called for slashing towards the end of the first period.

The hosts killed off the penalty either side of the first break, before Raiders lost Dan Scott to a 2+10 boarding call for a hit on James White.

But after surviving the two-minute shorthanded spell, the visitors were given a power play of their own when Robbie Ferrara was given a slashing minor.

A roughing call against JJ Pitchley nullified the man advantage and Scott Robson was denied by Michael Gray as Phantoms then went on a power play.

Gray also thwarted White, but Raiders were hit with a bench minor penalty for having too many men on the ice and paid the price as Petr Stepanek converted for Peterborough’s fourth goal.

A delay of game penalty against the home side for firing the puck over the plexi glass in their own end gave Raiders a chance to hit back before the end of the period, but they could not capitalise and were left with a mountain to climb in the last 20 minutes.

An interference penalty against Sean Barry, just 25 seconds after the restart, gave Stepanek the opportunity to score another power play goal and end the game as a contest.

And although Scott netted an impressive second goal for Raiders with a slapshot straight from a face-off with just under five minutes remaining it was only a consolation effort.

A holding the stick call against Stepanek handed the visitors a late power play chance, but the Phantoms import went closest to adding to the scoreline as he returned to test Gray with a big shot.

The two players were named man of the match for their respective sides and Raiders welcome Swindon to Romford on Sunday (5.30pm).

Scorers, Phantoms: Petr Stepanek* 2+1; Ales Padelek* 2; Corey McEwen 1+1; James Ferrara 0+2; James White 0+1; Will Weedon 0+1; Nathan Long 0+1.

Raiders: Jake Sylvester 1; Dan Scott 1; Ashley Jackson 0+1; Blaho Novak 0+1.

Shots on goal: Jordan Marr (P) 10-7-11=28-2; Michael Gray (R) 13-11-16=40-5.

Penalty minutes: Phantoms 8 Raiders 20.

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