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Raiders rally to keep run going

PUBLISHED: 07:46 21 February 2011 | UPDATED: 07:46 21 February 2011

Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall

Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall

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13 straight wins for Marshall's men

Romford Raiders extended their winning streak in the English National League to 13 games at the weekend - but were made to work hard.

Danny Marshall’s men had to come from behind in both games against MK Thunder and Streatham to keep their title bid on track.

But they dug deep to claim maximum points heading into their showdown with the Isle of Wight next Saturday.

An early tripping penalty against Billy Phillips allowed Thunder to open the scoring at Rom Valley Way on Saturday through David Coffey.

And the ‘home’ side - the match was switched to Romford as Thunder did not have available ice time - doubled their advantage with another powerplay goal from Tom Mboya in the 11th minute.

Juraj Huska replied while Raiders enjoyed a man advantage before the break and combined with Anthony Leone to set up Marshall for the equaliser at 28:08.

Huska then set up Marshall for a shorthanded goal just past the midway mark and picked up two more assists as Anthony Leone netted a brace to make it 5-2 after the second period.

Phillips was ejected after collecting his second 10-minute misconduct penalty of the match, before Tom Davis completed the scoring with the only goal of the final session.

Only seven seconds were on the clock when Streatham’s Peter Molnar beat Michael Gray in south London on Sunday.

And after Leone levelled on a Raiders powerplay, the home side regained the lead through Thomas Valko.

The scoreline remained unchanged until the 43rd minute, when Marshall set up Huska to level.

And Marshall then claimed a winner for his side with eight minutes remaining.

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