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Sep 20, 2015

Kinky time in Streatham



Streatham made it three wins out of three with a hard fought 4-2 win over a highly fancied MK Thunder side in South London.

Streatham welcomed back forward Adam Wood to the line-up following suspension and he slotted in alongside Kamil Kinkor and Joe Allen on a new-look first line.

MK drafted in two way prospects Luc Marc Johnson and Glenn Billing for the game.

After slow starts in their previous two fixtures, Streatham started strongly from the start as they ramped up the physical play on a MK line-up not short on speed.

With eight minutes gone, the deadlock was broken ion fortunate fashion as MK goalie Damien King mistakenly believed Streatham had a delayed penalty call and left his net for an extra skater. Sadly for King, the delayed call was on his own team and as he realised his error and scrambled back towards goal, Kamil Kinkor converted the loose puck in front of net.

The goal rattled MK who had looked solid up until that point, and a minute later Streatham scored again thanks to a lovely pass from Adam Wood in centre ice that Kinkor latched onto before racing through on goal and firing past King.

The second period saw Streatham continue to take penalties that gave MK a number of powerplays, and it was only down to the good form of goalie Will Sanderson that they held out.

King was redeeming himself down the other end as he denied two breakaways, one from Chris Wiggins and the other from Evander Grinnell.

The sucker punch arrived midway through though, as a loose pass from the MK defence was seized upon by the speedy Liam Rasmussen, and the local lad fired past King to make it 3-0.

The third period began as the second had ended, with MK enjoying another powerplay and this time they made it count. Ross Bowers played a lovely cross ice pass to Ed Knaggs at the far post and the youngster fired first time past Sanderson.

MK were looking most likely to score again as Nicklin went through on goal, only to be denied by Sanderson, but Streatham made the visitors pay just minutes later as Kinkor scored his hat trick with a sweet finish following great work from Nick Chinn.

It was harsh on MK but they grabbed another goal back two minutes later as Glenn Billing pulled the puck back to Paul Gore and the Thunder Player-Coach fired his one timer into the bottom corner of the net.

The game ended 4-2 in Streatham’s favour to send the Londoners top of the league ahead of next Saturday’s home clash with Oxford City Stars.

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