The man of the moment, Jarvis Hunt, gives his opinions on the weekend just gone, including his first senior Peterborough Phantoms hat-trick.
The hat-trick came on Saturday night in the Phantoms’ 9-2 victory against the Leeds Chiefs. The 17-year-old didn’t consider what he’d done during the game, but looking back on it, was proud of what he’d been able to achieve.
“I like scoring so it’s always a good feeling, it didn’t really sink in until after. During the game I’m just trying to do my bit for the team, so it was good to be able to convert those chances. I think we started slower than we would’ve liked but managed to take our chances. I think we built well as a team throughout the game and we have to be pleased with the result.” Hunt said.
Sunday night saw the Phantoms stage a dramatic late comeback to claim a point in their trip to the Telford Tigers, but they ultimately fell to the Shropshire side on penalty shots.
Hunt said: “Both teams played well, and most would agree that it could’ve gone either way. Both goalies had great games and made it difficult for either side. When you’re down with not long to go, you’ll always take a point. It’s a shame we couldn’t get two, but we have to be happy that we fought back for that one. If you can take three points out of every weekend with the way this league is, you’ll probably win it, so you have to look at the whole weekend as being successful.”
After Sunday night’s defeat, Telford have earned the right to choose their cup semi-final opponents. They sit top of the cup group with two games to spare, whilst the Phantoms and Wildcats have completed their set of cup fixtures. Hunt is confident that the Phantoms can be successful, regardless of who they face in the semi-final.
“Coming first would’ve been good, but whoever we play, we know we have a good chance of getting into the final and that’s what it’s about. We have a good team and we can beat anyone on our day. We can win the cup, as long as we work hard for each other and follow the game plans that Slava sets, we’ll give ourselves a good chance.” said the Phantoms #96.
Up next for the Phantoms is a trip to Swindon to take on the Wildcats, facing off at 6:15pm. Email email@example.com for information on how you can travel to the game on the team bus!
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