The Waldeck Peterborough Phantoms completed an impressive four point weekend with a hard fought victory over the Telford Tigers
Phantoms started brightly and it didn’t take them long to go in front. Bradley Bowering was the man who found the net, ripping past Brad Day from the right circle with almost five and a half minutes played.
The lead only lasted for around seven minutes, though. As Jasper Foster sat a hooking penalty, Jason Silverthorn found space to notch a Tigers powerplay goal with a backhanded effort.
But Phantoms hit straight back, as Ales Padelek notched goal number 198 for the Phantoms within a minute of the restart.
Lukas Sladkovsky had a good chance to extend the advantage as the final minute of the first period approached, but Day sprawled well to kick the effort away.
Telford went close in the opening exchanges of the second period, but Marr kicked out a pad well to deny Bayley Harewood after good work by Scott McKenzie.
Phantoms then went close through Luc Johnson, whose first effort was saved and second blocked, after he picked up his own rebound.
Tigers drew level with two and a half minutes to play in the middle period and again it was Silverthorn who found the net. This time, his powerplay unit found him in space in the centre of the zone, and he ripped it into the top corner.
And the Tigers hit the front early in the third period, as Bayley Harewood danced into the Phantoms zone, around Marr and tapped home for 3-2.
But the Phantoms battled back and after seeing a goal washed out, Duncan Speirs blasted home an effort from the blue line on the powerplay with 12 and a half minutes to play in the third.
Austin Mitchell-King then went close to a goal against his former side, but his effort saved by a mix of the sprawling Day and his defenceman.
And the Phantoms hit the front once again in similar fashion to which they levelled the scores. This time, it was Tom Norton with the blue line bullet to send Phantoms back in front on the powerplay.
Phantoms had a four minute powerplay in the closing stages as Harewood sat a double minor, and they held on to complete a four point weekend!
5:22 (PP 1-0 TT): #23 Bradley Bowering / #96 Jarvis Hunt (EHG)
13:10 (PP 2-1 TT): #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)
47:31 (PP 3-3 TT): #38 Duncan Speirs / #72 Glenn Billing / #93 Ales Padelek (PPG)
50:12 (PP 4-3 TT): #2 Tom Norton / #38 Duncan Speirs / #93 Ales Padelek (PPG)
12:33 (PP 1-1 TT): #22 Jason Silverthorn / #94 Vladimir Luka (PPG)
37:06 (PP 2-2 TT): #22 Jason Silverthorn / #12 Dan Rose / #94 Vladimir Luka (PPG)
43:06 (PP 2-3 TT): #7 Bayley Harewood / #12 Dan Rose / #8 Jake Price (EHG)
Phantoms man of the match: #33 Jordan Marr
Tigers man of the match: #77 Scott McKenzie