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Raiders claim Redskins scalp

08:30 10 March 2014

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)

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National League: Streatham 4 Raiders 5

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.

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