Ice hockey: Swindon 3 Raiders 5

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 November 2018

Tommy Huggett netted twice for Raiders at Swindon (pic John Scott)

Tommy Huggett netted twice for Raiders at Swindon (pic John Scott)


Three goals in the last two minutes helped Raiders to National League Division Two victory at the Link Centre on Sunday.

The visitors found themselves behind with barely four minutes gone as Jake Williams opened the scoring for the Wildcats on an early power play, after George Gell was called for tripping.

Raiders defenceman Callum Burnett was hit with a 2+10 penalty for boarding, while Daniel Hitchins was caleld for delay of game towards the end of the first period.

But Raiders hit back with two goals in 41 seconds early in the middle session from Tommy Huggett and Brandon Webster to move 2-1 up.

It was all square just past the midway mark, though, as Jack Goodchild scored Swindon’s second and the match remained in the balance until the 53rd minute when Eliot Randall struck another power play goal for the hosts, as Webster served a roughing penalty.

Clint Walton got Raiders back on terms at 57.57 and Ewan Hill put them ahead with only 41 seconds left on the clock.

And after Swindon removed goalie Tyler Perre for an extra skater, Huggett fired into the empty net to secure the points with five seconds remaining.

Victory lifted Raiders up to fifth ahead of an upcoming weekend double-header against Cardiff and Basingstoke.

Scorers, Swindon: Jake Williams 1, Jack Goodchild 1, Eliot Randall 1, Jason Warren 0+1, Matthew Byron 0+1, William Harding 0+1, David Collins 0+1, Alex Quant 0+1.
Raiders: Tommy Huggett 2+1, Brandon Webster 1+1, Clint Walton 1, Ewan Hill 1, Matt Brown 0+1, Sam Roberts 0+1, Matthew Hamilton 0+1, Samuel Austin 0+1.

Shots on goal: Tyler Perre (S, 59.38) 6-15-13=34-4, Brad Windebank (R) 13-8-12=33-3.

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