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Oct 2, 2017

RedHawks squeezed out by Cats

Streatham fell just short of causing an upset as they went down 2-1 to a strong Swindon Wildcats side at Streatham Arena. The RedHawks were unchanged from the side that had beaten London Raiders the previous night, and still without star defenseman Michael Farn.

Swindon started the stronger with Streatham forced to attack the visitors on the counter with speed. The first goal came on the powerplay after just five minutes for Swindon as Sam Bullas tapped home an Aaron Nell shot from the point in a well worked goal.

Streatham hit back three minutes later with a powerplay goal of their own as Adam Carr steered a Brendan Baird point shot past Remy Marr.

The second period exploded into life as a hit by Ryan Watt on Neil Liddiard triggered Swindons Max Birbraer to clean out the Scot from behind and earn himself a 2+10 checking from behind penalty. To the home crowds disbelief Watt was then ejected on a match penalty for roughing, and Streatham conceded on the resulting 4 on 4 as Nell popped up alone in front of net and tapped home a good pass from Sam Zajac.

Streatham settled down and then produced some of the hockey that has seen them start the season so strongly. Both Aidan Doughty and Carr struck the cross bar before the end of the game but the home fans could only imagine what might have been, as the Wildcats sealed a 2-1 win despite a flurry of late chances for the hosts, and a shot count that ended 43-32 in their favour.

Scorers: Adam Carr 1+0, Brendan Baird 0+1

Man of the match: Jordan Gregory