Seven goal on the road in Guildford on Saturday night secured the DALROD sponsored Peterborough Phantoms place at the top of the English Premier League, with the Cambridgeshire outfit still having games in hand over their nearest competitors.
The opening 20 minutes saw the Phantoms control the game after taking the lead in the 3rd minute thanks to Man of the Match Will Weldon. The Ferrara’s teamed up on 13 minutes when Rob’s pass found James to double the Phantoms lead.
The home side pulled a goal back just 42 before the end of the opening period, when former Phantom Erik Piatak finally found a way past Janis Auzins.
After conceding early goals in their past 2 games, the Phantoms ensured they were the ones with the early advantage on Saturday when with just 3 minutes of the 2nd period gone, Edgars Bebris extended the visitors lead to 2. Phantoms found themselves with a 3 goal cushion on 34 minutes when Will Weldon popped up for his second of the game.
With Tom Norton sitting a 2 minute Roughing call, it was former Phantom Piatak who scored his, and the Flames, 2nd goal of the evening at 37.01 to make it a 4-2 Phantoms lead going into the final session.
The final stanza saw the Phantoms continue their domination as the Flames desperately looked for a way back into the game. It was 5-2 on 45 minutes as Craig Scott found Darius Pliskauskas who gave Gregg Rockman, in the Flames goal, no chance of stopping the onslaught.
New signing Lee Esders, who joined the Flames from the Elite League recently, netted his first Flames goal on 53 minutes, but any chance of a fightback were snubbed out 2 minutes later when Lloyd Gibson netted the Phantoms 6th of the night.
Piatak completed his hatrick a minute later to make it 6-4 but a Craig Scott Empty Net Goal on the final buzzer cemented a stunning 7-4 victory.
Man of the Match went to Andrew McKinney for the Flames and Will Weldon for the Phantoms.