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Wasted trip for Raiders

PUBLISHED: 08:44 10 January 2011

Danny Marshall and Billy Phillips

Danny Marshall and Billy Phillips

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Match cancelled at late notice

Romford Raiders made a fruitless journey to Milton Keynes yesterday as their English National League clash was postponed.

Problems with the ice resurfacing machine at the Bladerunner arena, left officials with no choice but to cancel Romford’s clash against the MK Thunder.

It was the third postponement Raiders have suffered in three weeks, following the white-out on the weekend of December 18-19, which put paid to their hopes of playing Cardiff and Invicta.

Club management are trying to find new dates for all three matches and, speaking on the club website, owner Ollie Oliver said: “When we arrived at MK I was told the game was off due to the Zamboni not being well.

“After speaking to the MK team manager it was agreed we would try and reschedule the game.”

Raiders had fallen to a 11-10 defeat against Finnish touring side Hernesaaren NaaDat Miehet, which included six former Romford players, on Saturday.

Young British defenceman Billy Phillips returned to a gold and blue jersey, following his move from EPL side Slough, while Pierre Wilhelmsson was back from illness.

But, due to last night’s misfortunes, Romford fell four points behind Essex rivals Chelmsford, who beat Invicta 7-2 and held leaders Isle of Wight to a 4-4 draw at the weekend.

Results: Bracknell 3 Wight 3, Bristol 3 Oxford 5, Cardiff 5 Streatham 1, Chelmsford 7 Invicta 2, Chelmsford 4 Wight 4, Oxford 3 Cardiff 3, Streatham 4 Invicta 6, Swindon 3 Bristol 8.


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