MATCH REPORT | COSTLY SECOND PERIOD SEES PHANTOMS FALL TO THE TIGERS

MATCH REPORT | COSTLY SECOND PERIOD SEES PHANTOMS FALL TO THE TIGERS

For the second night in a row, a difficult second period saw the Phantoms fall to defeat in the Autumn Cup.

Nathan Pollard got them off to a good start, however, as he took a pass from Corey McEwen to slot home the opening goal of the game.

Glenn Billing made it two with 12:14 played. After taking a pass from Ales Padelek, Billing sent his shot over the shoulder of Telford goalie Jordan Lawday and into the top corner. 

Finley Howells put Telford on the board with a close range finish amidst a goalmouth scramble, before Sam Watkins capitalised on good work from Scott McKenzie and Andy McKinney to tie the game going into the first intermission.

Austin Mitchell-King put the Tigers ahead with just over five minutes played in the second period, before veteran forward Jason Silverthorn made it 4-2 as the game approached its half way mark.

Jonathan Weaver struck Telford’s fifth unanswered goal by firing home a laser of a slap shot from the blue line, leaving Phantoms’ goalie Jordan Marr with no chance.

The Phantoms pulled one back in the third through Padelek. Billing did well to jump out of the penalty box, take a pass from Duncan Speirs and lay the puck on a plate for the Czech forward to fire past Lawday.

McKinney restored the Tigers’ three goal cushion with four seconds to play as he skated in and tapped the puck into the empty net, with Marr at the bench and Phantoms with a sixth skater on the ice.

Phantoms’ next home game is next Saturday as the Sheffield Steeldogs visit Planet Ice Peterborough. Tickets are available HERE for a 7pm face off!

Phantoms goals:

3:33 (PP 1-0 TT): #12 Nathan Pollard / #71 Corey McEwen / #21 Luc Johnson (PPG)

12:14 (PP 2-0 TT): #72 Glenn Billing / #93 Ales Padelek (EHG)

52:43 (PP 3-5 TT): #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing / #38 Duncan Speirs (EHG)

Tigers goals:

13:26 (PP 2-1 TT): #46 Finley Howells / #15 Jack Hopkins / #93 Jack Watkins (EHG)

15:30 (PP 2-2 TT): #25 Sam Watkins / #77 Scott McKenzie / #91 Andy McKinney (EHG)

25:12 (PP 2-3 TT): #11 Austin Mitchell-King / #77 Scott McKenzie / #24 Rick Plant (EHG)

28:37 (PP 2-4 TT): #22 Jason Silverthorn / #11 Austin Mitchell-King (EHG)

34:57 (PP 2-5 TT): #14 Jonathan Weaver / #16 Corey Goodison / #88 Dan Mitchell (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #72 Glenn Billing

Tigers man of the match: #25 Sam Watkins