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Raiders coach wants momentum

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 March 2014

Raiders coach Danny Marshall (centre) wants his side to maintain momentum (pic: John Scott)

Raiders coach Danny Marshall (centre) wants his side to maintain momentum (pic: John Scott)

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Marshall targetting win over Bracknell

Billy Phillips scored his 150th point for Raiders in their win at Streatham (pic: John Scott)Billy Phillips scored his 150th point for Raiders in their win at Streatham (pic: John Scott)

Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall wants to maintain momentum heading into the National League play-offs.

Having watched from the bench as his side held on for a hard-fought 5-4 win at Streatham – their rivals for fourth place – last weekend, Marshall is looking to beat Bracknell at Lee Valley tomorrow (Saturday, 5.30pm).

He said: “Bracknell are never an easy team to play against, but I’m hoping for another win to keep up confidence going into the play-offs.

“We’re playing with heart and passion, but we’ve got to be good boys as a few are getting close to bans.”

Grant Taylor and Billy Phillips netted twice each in south London, in a feisty derby with the Redskins.

Tempers boiled over at the end of the second period, which led to a string of penalties against both sides, but Marshall added: “It is what it is. Streatham tried to rough things up but we stood our ground.

“The boys got the job done, it was a superb performance from all over the team, and we know what to expect in the play-offs as it looks like we will get them again.

“Streatham are getting lots of fans in their new rink and want results, but we know we can beat them there.”

Raiders home match with the Redskins, postponed last month due to problems with the ice at Lee Valley, has been rescheduled for tomorrow week (March 22).


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