Raiders Connolly knows they must make Sapphire a fortress

Raiders defenceman Ross Connolly (Pic: John Scott)

Raiders defenceman Ross Connolly (Pic: John Scott) - Credit: Archant

Everyone Active Raiders defenceman Ross Connolly knows they must make home rink a fortress to achieve their targets in the National League this season.

Sean Easton's side picked up a huge 7-1 victory over Bracknell Bees at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Sunday on the back of a 5-4 loss away the night before.

And the new signing believes they should now be ready to go after building up their fitness in the two pre-season encounters.

"I think it's going to be important to win the majority of our home games to make play-offs this year considering how tight the league will be.

"I think it helped a lot of the boys back into the swing of things."

You may also want to watch:

The former Whitley Bay man felt they were unlucky to come away with a defeat from the John Nike Leisure Centre but felt the physicality they brought Sunday was important.

"I felt we were a bit unlucky on Saturday not to have got something from it with some of the chances we had.

Most Read

"We had a shaky start but we were always going to be like that with them playing the week before against Swindon."

He added: "The game on Sunday was a really good game on our part; we played physical and took our chances which I think will play a big part in our home success this year."

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus