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Oct 28, 2017

Penalty loss in MK


Streatham were beaten on penalty shots by MK Thunder in a dramatic game at Planet Ice Milton Keynes. The RedHawks travelled to Buckinghamshire without suspended goalie Matt Colclough and forward Ben Paynter who withdrew with illness.

The Thunder got off to the perfect start when Grant McPherson reacted quickest to a point shot from former Streatham player Rupe Quiney on the powerplay. Streatham equalised before the buzzer as Ryan Watt scored to make it 1-1.

Streatham eased into a 3-1 lead as new boy Andreas Siagris and Ryan Webb made it 3-1 before familiar penalty trouble returned to bite the visitors. Jamie Line immediately reduced the arrears to 3-2 on the powerplay and then in the 3rd period Quiney tied things up while Baird sat an interference minor. With six minutes left, 600th MK appearance man Ross Bowers looked to have won it for the Thunder but a tip from Aidan Doughty levelled at 4-4.

Overtime failed to separate the two teams with Streatham having a goal by Farn controversially chalked off despite the team all piling on the ice to celebrate, and then Bowers finished off a memorable evening for the hosts by being the only player to score a penalty shot on either side.

Streatham bring home their first league point in seven games but will rue the penalty trouble and failure to kill off the Thunder at 3-1 up.

Man of the match: Ryan Webb