Peterborough Phantoms 3-6 MK Lightning
The MK Lightning overcame the Phantoms at the fourth time of asking with a 6-3 win on New Year’s Day.
Petr Stepanek put the Phantoms ahead with just 1:07 played in the game. He was picked out by Corey McEwen and slammed home his 100th goal for the Peterborough DALROD Phantoms.
And goal 101 quickly followed with 2:29 played in the game. McEwen again picked him out, this time at the back door, and the Czech forward applied the finishing touch.
Robin Kovar got MKL on the board, capitalising on a rebound from Harry Ferguson’s initial effort.
Leigh Jamieson levelled the scores after the Phantoms were caught out with too many players committing to the attack. Kovar played the pass across to Jamieson, and he found the back of the net.
Tomas Kana put the Lightning ahead with 34:50 on the clock, after taking a Cale Tanaka pass to score a carbon copy of Phantoms’ opening goal.
Ales Padelek struck the equaliser one second after the Lightning had killed a two-minute penalty. Tom Norton found the Phantoms #93 at the back post, and Padelek potted it beyond Jordan Lawday.
MKL were gifted the lead back when Josh Tetlow’s errant pass found the tape of Russell Cowley, right in front of goal. Cowley made no mistake with the finish.
Ferguson extended the lead to two in the closing minutes, tapping home from the doorstep after being found by Grant McPherson.
Kovar put the icing on the cake for MKL with an empty net goal.
1:07 (PP 1-0 MK): #40 Petr Stepanek / #71 Corey McEwen (EHG)
2:29 (PP 2-0 MK): #40 Petr Stepanek / #71 Corey McEwen / #29 Will Weldon (EHG)
37:34 (PP 3-3 MK): #93 Ales Padelek / #2 Tom Norton / #17 James Ferrara (EHG)
23:46 (PP 2-1 MK): #30 Robin Kovar / #14 Harry Ferguson / #23 Tom Carlon (EHG)
26:51 (PP 2-2 MK): #19 Leigh Jamieson / #30 Robin Kovar / #5 Ben Russell (EHG)
34:50 (PP 2-3 MK): #79 Tomas Kana / #13 Cale Tanaka / #21 Ross Green (EHG)
44:35 (PP 3-4 MK): #17 Russell Cowley (EHG)
57:13 (PP 3-5 MK): #14 Harry Ferguson / #9 Grant McPherson / #23 Tom Carlon (EHG)
58:40 (PP 3-6 MK): #30 Robin Kovar / #19 Leigh Jamieson (ENG)
Phantoms man of the match: #40 Petr Stepanek
MKL man of the match: #33 Jordan Lawday