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National League Cup: Streatham 3 London Raiders 2 (after pens)

PUBLISHED: 09:06 25 September 2017

Raiders forward Juraj Huska celebrates (pic John Scott)

Raiders forward Juraj Huska celebrates (pic John Scott)

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London Raiders had to settle for a point after a penalty shoot-out loss in south London last night.

Buoyed by their 5-4 win over Invicta at Lee Valley on Saturday, they were unable to take advantage of early powerplay chances after penalties against Brandon Miles and Adam Wood.

And Streatham took the lead with 11 minutes gone as Michael Farn converted on a powerplay, following a hooking call against Thomas Beesley.

Miles and Julian Smith clashed late in the first period, with the Raiders defenceman picking up an additional minor penalty for kneeing.

And another clash between Andrew Munroe and former Raider Jacob Ranson, seconds before the buzzer, gave the home side another powerplay chance which they capitalised on at the start of the second period, with Sean Barry also binned for hooking, as Farn fired home his second goal of the game.

Raiders dominated the shot count 19-12 in the middle period, but could not find a way past Matt Colclough as the scoreline remained blank.

However, they halved the deficit in the 47th minute when Huska finally found the net and the Slovakian squared matters with a powerplay goal with less than four minutes remaining, after James Warman was called for a delay of game minor.

But when a five-minute overtime spell of 3-on-3 could not separate the two sides, the match went to a shoot-out and Adam Carr hit a post before Jake Sylvester’s effort was saved by Colclough.

Aidan Doughty and Huska also missed, before Ryan Watt found a way past Euan King, and JJ Pitchley’s miss saw Streatham claim the victory.


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