Peterborough Phantoms 5-1 Basingstoke Bison
The Phantoms showed their bounce back ability once again, putting the disappointment of Saturday night behind them, to claim a comfortable victory over the Basingstoke Bison.
The Phantoms got off to the best possible start when captain James Ferrara scored after just 24 seconds of the first period.
Petr Stepanek doubled the lead with 5:07 on the clock, firing in a rebound from Martins Susters’ original effort.
Ales Padelek had the chance to make it three, but Alex Mettam stood firm to deny Phantoms a goal on the breakaway.
Stepanek had two big chances to score his second as the game approached the halfway mark, but Mettam again was in the way of everything.
Bison hit back with just over two minutes to play in the second period. Tom Ralph fired in a powerplay goal to cut the Phantoms lead in half.
Callum Buglass notched his first goal of the season with 47:56 on the clock, firing past Mettam through traffic and into the goal.
Nathan Pollard collected his second point of the night on the Phantoms fourth goal. His hard work and tenacity allowed him to find Stepanek, who played a clever backhand pass out in front to Jarvis Hunt, who found the back of the net with ease.
The game then became rather feisty, with three fights emerging in one go. Joe Gretton dropped the gloves with Tom Ralph, whilst Kieran Raynor took on Adam Harding and Will Weldon tangled with Alex Sampford.
Glenn Billing put the icing on the cake for the Phantoms with 2:56 to play in the game, scoring on the powerplay to put the game beyond any reasonable doubt.
00:24 (PP 1-0 BB): #17 James Ferrara / #93 Ales Padelek / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)
5:07 (PP 2-0 BB): #40 Petr Stepanek / #77 Martins Susters / #45 Callum Buglass (PPG)
47:56 (PP 3-1 BB): #45 Callum Buglass / #11 Scott Robson / #12 Nathan Pollard (EHG)
53:30 (PP 4-1 BB): #96 Jarvis Hunt / #40 Petr Stepanek / #12 Nathan Pollard (EHG)
57:04 (PP 5-1 BB): #72 Glenn Billing / #17 James Ferrara / #93 Ales Padelek (PPG)
37:57 (PP 2-1 BB): #14 Tom Ralph / #8 Richard Bordowski / #4 Adam Harding (PPG)
Phantoms man of the match: #33 Jordan Marr
Bison man of the match: #14 Tom Ralph