Peterborough Phantoms 4-2 Bracknell Bees
The Peterborough Phantoms extended their unbeaten run to 13 games with a win over the table-topping Bracknell Bees. Scott Robson, Nathan Pollard, Martins Susters and Ales Padelek scored for the Phantoms, with Ed Knaggs and Shaun Thompson getting on the scoreboard for the visitors.
The first half chance fell to the Phantoms when Callum Buglass picked up the puck at the point, but Bees goalie Danny Milton closed the angle well and made the save.
Jordan Marr was then called into action, making smart saves from former Basingstoke Bison pair, Ivan Antonov and Stuart Mogg.
But it was the Phantoms who took the lead with 16:43 on the clock when Robson joined in on the attack and capitalised on a rebound to find the back of the Bracknell net.
Marr was then in the thick of the action again, with a double save to deny the Bees the leveller.
The Phantoms lead was doubled by Pollard with just over a minute to play in the opening period, with a goal that saw both Pollard and Robson pick up their second point of the game.
It didn’t take long for the Bees to get on the board in the second period. Former Phantom Knaggs fired past Marr for an unassisted goal with the clock at 23:25.
And the scores were level at 36:25, when Knaggs turned provider for Thompson, to set up a big third period of hockey at Planet Ice Peterborough.
Susters put the Phantoms back into the lead early in the third period, notching his second goal since returning to the club.
Susters scored again moments later, only to see his effort ruled out by referee Andrew Miller, as the net was off its moorings.
Padelek made sure of the win for the Phantoms at 48:35, chipping the puck past Milton to extend the Phantoms unbeaten run to 12 wins and one draw in 13 games!
Phantoms man of the match: #29 Will Weldon
Bees man of the match: #27 Josh Smith
16:43: #11 Scott Robson / #12 Nathan Pollard / #29 Will Weldon (EHG)
18:56: #12 Nathan Pollard / #13 James White / #11 Scott Robson (EHG)
42:26: #34 Martins Susters / #11 Scott Robson / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)
48:35: #93 Ales Padelek / #17 James Ferrara / #2 Tom Norton (PPG)
23:25: #5 Ed Knaggs (unassisted) (EHG)
36:25: #13 Shaun Thompson / #5 Ed Knaggs (PPG)
By Tom Lea