Peterborough Phantoms 5-1 Milton Keynes Thunder

The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms began their weekend with a comfortable home win against the Milton Keynes Thunder, on a night we inducted former goalie and Phantoms legend, Stephen Wall, into the Hall of Honour.

Thunder had the games first big chance, but Ross Bowers saw his effort ping the post before the rebound was saved by Euan King.

Phantoms took the lead through James White, who linked up with Nathan Pollard to score on a rebound.

It took just four and a half minutes for Phantoms to double their lead when Nathan Salem found former Milton Keynes Lightning forward, Leigh Jamieson, who made no mistake with his finish.

James Ferrara scored Phantoms third just over four minutes into the second period, picking up a rebounded Scott Robson shot to steer home into the empty net.

And it was almost four when the energetic White cleverly found Pollard, who’s redirected effort was saved by Tom Annetts.

Ed Knaggs was the man to make it four, after he swept the puck beyond Annetts and into the back of the net.

Pollard was presented with the first good chance of the third period after being found with an inch perfect stretch pass by Brad Bowering. Pollard’s shot, however, was well saved by the Thunder goalie.

King was eventually denied his second consecutive shut out, when Ross Bowers capitalised on a rebound to score Thunder’s only goal of the game.

Phantoms hit back instantly, with Will Weldon adding his name to the scoresheet and rounding off an important victory for the Phantoms.

Phantoms goals:

12:02: #13 James White / #21 Nathan Pollard / #29 Will Weldon (EHG)

16:34: #19 Leigh Jamieson / #91 Nathan Salem (EHG)

24:06: #17 James Ferrara / #11 Scott Robson / #77 Owen Griffiths (EHG)

35:03: #25 Ed Knaggs / #8 Darius Pliskauskas / #77 Owen Griffiths (EHG)

59:15: #29 Will Weldon / #8 Darius Pliskauskas / #21 Nathan Pollard

Thunder goals: 

57:24: #61 Ross Bowers / #50 Greg Randall / #9 Grant McPherson (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #25 Ed Knaggs

Thunder man of the match: #2 Alex Whyte 

By Tom Lea