Raiders look to remain perfect

PUBLISHED: 08:57 10 November 2012

Julian Smith and Matt Turner celebrate another Raiders goal

Julian Smith and Matt Turner celebrate another Raiders goal


Our guide to the weekend’s fixtures

National League Division 1

Saturday: MK Thunder v Romford Raiders (7pm)

Sunday; Romford Raiders v Streatham (5.15pm)

Raiders made it seven league wins out of seven this season with successes against Cardiff and Bracknell last weekend.

And the defending champions will be on cloud nine by Monday morning if they secure another four-point haul.

They travel to Milton Keynes tonight to take on a Thunder side who were beaten 8-1 at Rom Valley Way last month.

Streatham return to town tomorrow, having given Raiders a real scare on the opening day of the season.

The south London club found themselves 5-3 up in the second period, before Romford scored four unanswered goals and held on for a 7-6 victory.

Raiders came from behind in Wales, after three quick Cardiff goals cancelled out Matt Turner’s opener.

Danny Marshall and Frankie Harvey netted either side of the second interval, before a powerplay goal from Billy Phillips ensured a happy trip back up the M4.

Bracknell were blown away by a five-period opening period display the following night and Juraj Huska, Shaun Yardley and captain Julian Smith all ended up with five points to their name in an emphatic 14-1 triumph.

National League Division 2

Saturday: Cardiff v Romford Fury (7pm)

Fury will look to extend their unbeaten run to five matches in Wales this weekend.

They return from a two-week break, having mounted a pair of superb comebacks against Bristol and Chelmsford.

Romford found themselves three goals down in the final period of both matches, but battled back on both occasions to grab a share of the spoils.

Cardiff are unbeaten in their last three outings, though, after following a 2-2 draw with Swindon last month with a pair of 5-4 wins over Invicta and Oxford last weekend.

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