Glenn Billing scored his first hat trick for the club as the Phantoms picked up a comfortable victory at the hands of the Hull Pirates.
Nathan Salem kicked off the scoring against his old club after three minutes, before Matty Davies equalised for the Pirates just over a minute later.
Player coach Jason Hewitt game the Pirates the lead with a short handed goal after 8 minutes. But Billing tied the game up with a short handed goal of his own, after exchanging passes with James Ferrara.
Owen Griffiths found the top corner of Ashley Smith’s net early in the second period, and Billing added his second of the game to give Phantoms a two goal advantage after 24 minutes.
Ferrara took a pass from Darius Pliskauskas to score Phantoms’ fifth of the evening, before Lee Bonner reduced the deficit back to two goals.
Leigh Jamieson then extended the advantage once again, in what was proving to be a frantic second period.
James Chilcott pulled another goal back for the Pirates on the power play, and Davies rounded of the period’s scoring to make the score 6-5 to the Phantoms after 40 minutes.
The third period picked up where the second left off, as Billing completed his hat trick just under a minute into the final stanza.
Pliskauskas got his name on the scoresheet with Phantoms’ eighth of the night, and Ales Padelek notched number nine for the hosts.
Former Phantom James Archer then added his name to the score sheet, with a tidy finish that hit the back of the net via the crossbar.
Bonner couldn’t take the opportunity to make it 9-7 when his penalty shot was comfortably saved by Phantoms goalie, Adam Long.
Ferrara added his second of the night just 30 seconds later, before Taylor Romeo netted his first senior Phantoms goal to round off the scoring.
Phantoms man of the match: #72 Glenn Billing
Pirates man of the match: #74 Lee Bonner
3:03 – #91 Nathan Salem / #8 Darius Pliskauskas / #2 Tom Norton
12:09 – #72 Glenn Billing / #17 James Ferrara
23:03 – #77 Owen Griffiths / #8 Darius Pliskauskas
24:39 – #72 Glenn Billing / #37 Robbie Ferrara
25:09 – #17 James Ferrara / #8 Darius Pliskauskas / #77 Owen Griffiths
29:13 – #19 Leigh Jamieson / #91 Nathan Salem / #5 Ben Russell
40:49 – #72 Glenn Billing / #93 Ales Padelek
41:41 – #8 Darius Pliskauskas / #77 Owen Griffiths / #17 James Ferrara
50:56 – #93 Ales Padelek / #91 Nathan Salem / #25 Ed Knaggs
56:39 – #17 James Ferrara / #77 Owen Griffiths / #8 Darius Pliskauskas
58:30 – #23 Taylor Romeo / #17 James Ferrara
4:31 – #26 Matty Davies / #17 Jason Hewitt / #2 James Archer
8:12 – #17 Jason Hewitt
27:35 – #74 Lee Bonner / #56 Tom Stubley
33:13 – #15 James Chilcott / #26 Matty Davies / #74 Lee Bonner
37:27 – #26 Matty Davies / #56 Tom Stubley / #74 Lee Bonner
52:56 – #2 James Archer / #74 Lee Bonner / #5 Lee Haywood