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Raiders romp past Redskins

PUBLISHED: 08:41 15 November 2010

AJ Smith celebrates

AJ Smith celebrates

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Huska hat-trick leads the way

Romford Raiders eased to their biggest win of the English National League season against short-staffed Streatham last night.

Redskins arrived at Rom Valley Way several players short, due to a flu bug in the camp, and conceded a third-minute powerplay goal to Frankie Harvey, who was returning from a shoulder injury.

The visitors hit back to level soon after, but it was one-way traffic after Harvey’s shorthanded effort restored Romford’s advantage.

Juraj Huska and Tyrone Miller struck to make it 4-1, at which point Streatham called a timeout.

And after Huska claimed his second goal of the night in the 15th minute, Redskins changed goalies, with Will Sanderson replacing Stefan Neubert.

Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall beat the new man on a Romford powerplay to complete the first period scoring, then saw Huska complete his hat-trick in the middle session, before captain Anthony Leone and Adam Smith netted 15 seconds apart to make it 9-1.

Glen Jackson replaced Michael Gray in the home net for the final period and saved all six shots he faced as Raiders reached double figures late on with Tom Davis netting on assists from JJ McGrath and Harvey.

Slovakian import Huska netted both Romford goals in a 5-2 cup defeat on the Isle of Wight on Saturday.

Raiders scorers: Juraj Huska 3 Frankie Harvey 2+2 Danny Marshall 1+3 Adam Smith 1+1 Tyrone Miller 1 Tom Davis 1 Anthony Leone 1 Joe Allen 0+4 JJ McGrath 0+1 Jason Buckman 0+1.

Other ENL results, Saturday: Bristol 4 Bracknell 3.

Sunday: Bracknell 4 Chelmsford 2; Invicta 17 Swindon 6; M Keynes 1 Wight 8; Oxford 5 Bristol 2.


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