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Released Raiders thank fans

09:49 05 January 2014

Raiders have released captain Jason Buckman, who was in his fifth season at the club, along with four other players

Raiders have released captain Jason Buckman, who was in his fifth season at the club, along with four other players

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Players shocked by sudden exits

Jason Buckman and teammates paid tribute to the Raiders fans following their shock release from the club last night.

Captain Buckman, who was in his fifth season in gold and blue, was let go along with Euan King, Dwayne Newman, Shaun Yardley and Nathan Pollard following the club’s home defeat against the Isle of Wight due to financial restraints.

But he was quick to tweet his thanks to the supporters, saying: “Just wanna thank all the Romford Raider fans for all the support, a set of fans il never forget!! #LondonRaiders.”

Goalie King, who returned to the sport this season after knee surgery and had made a big impact between the pipes, also took to the social media site to offer his gratitude.

He said: “Thanks to the raiders fans for this season – it’s been a pleasure to play in front of you again and have enjoyed playing again.

“My phone has never been so busy, thanks for all the messages.”

Yardley, who had scored 111 points (38 goals, 73 assists) during his time at the club, said: “I’ve had a blast playing in gold and blue.

“Thank you to all the fans that made myself and Lauren welcome over these past few years. #romfordraiders”

Pollard said: “Gutted to be released by the London Raiders with the rest of the peterborough lads, met a good bunch of guys.”

Thanks poured in from the supporters too, with Mark Turner replying: “It’s been a pleasure to have watched you put your heart and body on the line #gutted.”

Dave Lambert added: “Absolutely gutted. Thanks for everything guys.”

Graham Ford said: “Good luck with whatever you do next. Been a pleasure to watch you in the gold & blue!”

Jen Callender added: “It’s a sad day in hockey #RomfordRaiders.”

Linda Falconer said: “So gutted for kinger buckman yardley pollard and newman just don’t know what to say you will all be missed.”

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