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Raiders rebound to avoid scalping

PUBLISHED: 15:17 23 February 2011

Raiders captain Anthony Leone

Raiders captain Anthony Leone

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Romford Raiders captain Anthone Leone paid tribute to his side after they extended their winning streak in the English National League to 13 games at the weekend.

Raiders came from behind against both MK Thunder (6-2) and Streatham (3-2) to win and give themselves a boost going into their title showdown with the Isle of Wight on Saturday.

And Leone, who netted three times at the weekend, said: “We had a short bench [for the Streatham game], just the bare two lines, and it was a hard game.

“They ran three lines all night, trying to wear us down, but we were determined not to lose. I was well happy, it was so intense.”

Leone admitted he was partly to blame for Streatham’s opener, failing to control the puck on the boards and allowing Peter Molnar to skate in and beat Michael Gray.

He added: “They dumped it in from the face-off, Billy [Phillips] passed to me at the blue line, but it hit the boards and my skate and went right out to their guy.

“It wasn’t the greatest start, but we were down in both games at the weekend and came back to win.”

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