Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 28°C

min temp: 18°C

Five-day forecast

Raiders claim Redskins scalp

Raiders captain Grant Taylor netted twice in their win at Streatham (pic: John Scott) Raiders captain Grant Taylor netted twice in their win at Streatham (pic: John Scott)

Monday, March 10, 2014
8:30 AM

National League: Streatham 4 Raiders 5

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Raiders returned from south London with the league points after a hot-tempered clash with the Redskins last night.

Trailing their fourth-placed hosts by three points at the start of play, but with a game in hand, Raiders took to the ice without player-coach Danny Marshall after the previous night’s 7-5 cup loss in Invicta.

But the visitors claimed the only goal of the opening period as Billy Phillips fired home a trademark slapshot on a powerplay.

And Raiders doubled their advantage early in the middle session, after Streatham missed a penalty shot, as captain Grant Taylor found the net off a Tom Davis assist.

Streatham hit back on the very next shift through Callum Best, though, and drew level in the 29th minute as James Warman beat Michael Gray with a deflected effort.

Defenceman Phillips restored the Raiders lead with his second goal of the night at 34:25, only for Best to reply on a Redskins powerplay just over a minute later.

But Taylor put his side back in front in the penultimate minute of the period before the gloves came off at the buzzer.

Raiders were incensed after Best fired the puck at Gray and players squared off across the ice, with Phillips taking on Harrison Lillis and subsequently joined in the box by AJ Smith, JJ McGrath, Dan Peters and brother Charlie.

Streatham saw four of their players sin-binned and the visitors moved 5-3 up soon after the restart as Jakub Klima struck.

The home side made it a one-goal game once more at 44:04 as import Sean Scarborough struck but Raiders held onto their slender lead for a fine victory, with the two sides on course to meet again in the play-offs next month.

Share this article

0 comments

   Local advertisers

More Sports News

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Romford Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Romford businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Romford Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

Read full story »