Raiders look to remain perfect

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.

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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.

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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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