Ice Hockey: Raiders 4 Invicta Dynamos 3

PUBLISHED: 10:46 11 November 2018

Raiders forward Jj Pitchley (Pic: John Scott)

Raiders forward Jj Pitchley (Pic: John Scott)

Everyone Active Raiders only just managed to nick a 4-3 victory against Invicta Dynamos with a final minute goal from forward Jj Pitchley.

The Romford-based side welcomed the strugglers to the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre after only getting one win in their last seven fixtures themselves.

But only nine minutes into the match the hosts found themselves 1-0 as Matt Turner found the net with the assists going to former Mos player Ashley Jackson and Juraj Huska.

They dominated the first period as they had 27 shots on the visitors netminder Adam Long and only conceded one on Michael Gray.

Just five minutes into the second Raiders doubled their lead as captain Aaron Connolly fired home on the powerplay with Jackson and Pitchley getting the assists after Ryan Giles was called for slashing.

Shortly after the goal Brandon Miles and John Connolly were keen to fight but referee Hewitt got in between the pair and they were both sent to the box for roughing.

Andy Munroe and Blahoslav Novak also went to the the box for roughing.

In the 29th minute they made it 3-0 as Slovakian Filip Sedivy found the net after being picked out by a pass from defenceman Sean Barry.

Kevin Parrish’s side started to grow into the match and found themselves on the powerplay in the dying stages of the second period thanks to a interference call on John Connolly.

Captain Anthony Leone roofed a shot into the net after a good link-up between Ondrej Zosiak and Callum Best to make it 3-1 at the end of the second.

Three minutes into the third period and it was just 3-2 as former Raiders defenceman Munroe rushed the puck forward and beat Gray with his shot.

In the 48th minute it was all level as Louis Colvin found the net after a pass from Matt Foord.

Raiders Dan Scott was called for a late hit four minutes before both Sedivy and Best went to the box for slashing making it a 5 on 4 powerplay.

Julian Smith then joined Scott and Sedivy in the box for slashing – meaning it was 5 on 3 for 21 seconds.

The hosts killed it off and then returned to full strength.

Pitchley then managed to pick the net out with 39 seconds left on the clock as it took a deflected in off Long’s pads to secure the win for his side with the assists going to Dan Scott and Callum Wells.

Raiders: Matt Turner 1+0, Aaron Connolly 1+0, Jj Pitchley 1+0, Juraj Huska 0+2, Ashley Jackson 0+2, Sean Barry 0+1, Dan Scott 0+1, Callum Wells 0+1.

Dynamos: Anthony Leone 1+0, Louis Colvin 1+0, Andrew Munroe 1+0, Callum Best 0+2, Ondrej Zosiak 0+1, Matt Foord 0+1.

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