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Feb 9, 2019

Reversal of fortune

Streatham reversed the score from their only fixture last weekend by beating Milton Keynes Thunder 4-1 in South London - by Ponchos for Chickens.

Missing Josh Condren and Jacob Ranson, but welcoming Alec Goldstone back into the fold, Streatham exploded onto the ice out-shooting the Thunder fifteen to six in the first period. 

The Thunder gained a very early power play as Quiney sat for two minutes for cross checking but Streatham turned the tables with short-handed chances from both Roberts and Webb.  A few minutes after squandering their man advantage Milton Keynes conceded a goal to Siagris, assisted by Webb and Wood.

The opposition garnered another power play as Quiney made a second return to the box with just over four minutes remaining in the first period.  This provided the home team with yet another short-handed chance from Adam Wood that was subsequently swallowed up in the torso of Milton Keynes’ net-minder, Jordan Lawday.

As one Thunder power play ended another began as Jamieson was sin-binned for tripping. A skilful save by Damien King laid any chance of a power-play goal for the victors to rest; keeping the score at one nil for the RedHawks at the end of the first.

Streatham’s second goal came from a well communicated two-on-one in the offensive zone as Siagris took the puck wide, firing it across for Captain Carr to tap home.  Milton Keynes attempted to answer back as Edwards got a breakaway; but too much hesitation led to an easy save for King.

Streatham’s all-important ‘buffer’ goal came from a clever play between Webb, Wood and Siagris. Webb pinging the puck around the back of the Thunder’s goal to be picked up by Wood who makes a fast pass to Siagris.  The young Canadian wastes no time and sends it flying into the top corner.

Streatham ended the second period three nil up with sixteen shots on goal against Milton Keynes’ seven.

There was no sign of the team slowing down as Quiney picked up his own rebound to give The RedHawks their fourth goal of the night mere moments after the beginning of the third.  However, Milton Keynes replied almost instantly as a shot from Rubes broke King’s shut-out.

Penalties abounded in the last five minutes of the final period. Streatham had a chance of a power play as Randall put his skates up for two minutes for hooking, but they negated it fifteen seconds later as a tripping call sent Ben Russell to the naughty step. Things looked a tad dicey for the home side as Michael Farn, after being constrained by Grinnell-Park’s hands and stick, was ejected from the game after venting his frustration. 

The visitors found themselves first with a one man advantage, then a short two man advantage which dropped back one, again, as Russel’s penalty expired.  However, with a goal deficit too large to bridge, Streatham took the points with a comfortable four one win.

Jordan Lawday earned the well-deserved Man Of The Match accolade for Milton Keynes, with Andreas Siagris securing the title for Streatham.

And finally, everybody’s favourite poster boy, Adam Wood, reached a milestone, gaining his one-hundredth point in a Streatham jersey.