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Ice hockey: Solent Devils 8 Raiders 5

PUBLISHED: 09:09 04 November 2018

Tommy Huggett (pic John Scott)

Tommy Huggett (pic John Scott)

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Understrength Raiders fell to defeat against an experienced Devils side in their Division Two encounter on Saturday.

Travelling with only 10 skaters and goalie Brad Windebank, they fell behind in the eighth minute when Alex Murray struck.

A tripping penalty against Sam Roberts gave Mark Pitts the chance to double the advantage on the power play, but George Gell hit back to halve the deficit.

Richard Facey put Solent 3-1 up with barely 11 minutes gone, but Raiders replied with a power play goal of their own from Tommy Huggett.

Raiders were punished when a holding penalty against Callum Burnett was converted by Solent’s Alex Trendall on the power play and it was 5-2 when Elliot Lewis netted in the 28th minute.

But Raiders responded through Kamil Kinkor while enjoying a man advantage, only to see Lewis claim his second goal of the night to make it 6-3 at the second interval.

Alan Lack claimed a fourth Raiders goal early in the final period, but Andrew Campbell responded with Solent’s seventh less than two minutes later.

And the home side netted again through Facey, before Huggett claimed a late consolation goal on a Raiders power play.

Scorers, Solent: Richard Facey 2+1; Elliot Lewis 2; Alex Murray 1+2; Mark Pitts 1+1; Andrew Campbell 1+1; Alex Trendall 1; Alex Cole 0+2; Ben Lock 0+2; Dan Lackey 0+1; Mason Wild 0+1; Christopher Hocquigny 0+1.

Raiders: Tommy Huggett 2; George Gell 1+3; Kamil Kinkor 1+1; Alan Lack 1+1; Callum Burnett 0+1; Daniel Hitchings 0+1.

Shots faced: Christian Cole (S) 10-12-22=44-5; Brad Windebank (R) 23-18-15=56-8.

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