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Raiders ‘must battle through’

18:00 19 December 2014

Jacob Ranson was named man of the match in London Raiders last home match against Oxford (pic: John Scott)

Jacob Ranson was named man of the match in London Raiders last home match against Oxford (pic: John Scott)

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London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson is writing a regular blog during the 2014/15 season

London Raiders duo TJ Fillery and Jacob Ranson competed in the Vauxhall Winter Classic in London this weekLondon Raiders duo TJ Fillery and Jacob Ranson competed in the Vauxhall Winter Classic in London this week

The last weekend of games a few weeks back was such a disappointment as I feel we should be beating teams like Oxford, but we just didn’t seem to show up on the night.

It’s frustrating to know those are two points we should have taken, dropped, but we will have to pick them points up somewhere we’re not supposed to instead.

Unfortunately, I think we carried that flat character and performance over to the Chelmsford game. We must have been a bit demoralised from Saturday’s loss especially.

Dan Peters had a really good game with his snipes against the Chieftains and I’m sure there is plenty more to come from him as well.

We’ve had a few practices since those games and, of course, the Raiders Christmas party, which I’d like to thank all the fans for attending.

The night was a good one for fans and players to get together and enjoy a night away from the ice. Although, there might have been some cheating in the raffle and the quiz!

The Fillerys seemed to win everything in the raffle, while I was very shocked anyone beat my dad in the quiz with his music knowledge. Unfortunately, I didn’t help whatsoever for my team, but I think the songs were all a bit before my time.

It was a great idea to break the players up onto different teams as well, myself being put on the table with some of our loudest and most supportive fans – the Goldstones.

This week I was lucky enough to play in the UK Winter Classic in Vauxhall, London to help build up the numbers for my friend’s rec team Westminster Statesmen.

It was a two-day event, with four teams taking part in the three-on-three tournament, and as soon as we got there we went on the ice to warm up and I felt like I was back playing pond hockey in Canada.

It was a great feeling to have ,considering they were some of the best experiences of my life so far, so I was delighted that we had six games over the tournament to skate outdoors while being filmed.

Gaining that extra ice time this week means I’m hoping to step my game up another level in our weekend games.

I’m looking forward to the challenge as we have two big games that will see some familiar faces on show.

Sunday will now see the return of Klima to the ice and Streatham will be a hard game on their big ice pad, but we must start stepping up to these challenges if we want to break the bad run.

Our home game tomorrow will also be a massive challenge with Invicta having a very good side this season.

We must come out flying this week and battle the whole way through whatever happens, whether we are winning or losing, as the fans deserve at least that from us.

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