Home start for Raiders
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Marshall’s men welcome Cardiff on first night
Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall professed himself happy with his side’s opening fixtures for the 2014/15 National League season.
The newly named Cardiff Fire are set to visit Lee Valley Ice Arena for the first match of the campaign on September 6, with Bracknell Hornets to follow a week later.
Raiders hit the road for the first time on September 21 to take on Solent & Gosport, before returning to home ice six days later to host new boys Oxford.
Marshall will sit out the first game due to suspension, following the abandonment of his side’s play-off match at Streatham in April, while Frankie Harvey misses the opening four fixtures.
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But Marshall said: “We will have enough talent and experience on the team to start the season with a win.
“It’s not a bad start to get the team going but you can’t take any teams lightly.”
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As well as Marshall and fellow forward Harvey, Raiders have so far announced the returns of import Jakub Klima, AJ Smith and David Oliver, with more revelations to follow in the coming weeks.
The first derby match against Chelmsford takes place at the Riverside Ice Arena on October 5, with the Chieftains then set to make their first appearance at Lee Valley on November 15.
The two fierce rivals meet again twice in December.
London Raiders 2014/15 fixtures
Sept 6: CARDIFF FIRE
Sept 13: BRACKNELL HORNETS
Sept 21: Solent & Gosport Devils
Sept 27: OXFORD CITY STARS
Oct 4: INVICTA DYNAMOS (Cup)
Oct 5: Chelmsford Chieftains
Oct 12: Solent & Gosport Devils
Oct 19: Invicta Dynamos (Cup)
Oct 25: ISLE OF WIGHT RAIDERS
Oct 26: MK Thunder
Nov 1: SOLENT & GOSPORT DEVILS
Nov 8: Cardiff Fire
Nov 9: Bracknell Hornets
Nov 15: CHELMSFORD CHIEFTAINS
Nov 22: Cardiff Fire
Nov 23: STREATHAM REDSKINS (Cup)
Nov 29: INVICTA DYNAMOS
Nov 30: Isle of Wight Raiders
Dec 6: OXFORD CITY STARS
Dec 7: Chelmsford Chieftains
Dec 20: INVICTA DYNAMOS
Dec 21: Streatham Redskins (Cup)
Dec 27: CHELMSFORD CHIEFTAINS
Dec 28: MK THUNDER
Jan 3: MK THUNDER
Jan 4: Invicta Dynamos
Jan 11: Oxford City Stars
Jan 17: STREATHAM REDSKINS
Jan 18: Streatham Redskins
Jan 24: STREATHAM REDSKINS
Jan 25: Oxford City Stars
Feb 8: Streatham Redskins
Feb 14: BRACKNELL HORNETS
Feb 15: Bracknell Hornets
Feb 21: Isle of Wight Raiders
March 8: Invicta Dynamos
March 15: ISLE OF WIGHT RAIDERS
March 21: SOLENT & GOSPORT DEVILS
March 22: MK Thunder
March 28: CARDIFF FIRE
*Home matches in CAPITALS at Lee Valley Ice Arena.