MATCH REPORT | FANTASTIC PHANTOMS FIGHTBACK ENSURES VICTORY IN BASINGSTOKE

MATCH REPORT | FANTASTIC PHANTOMS FIGHTBACK ENSURES VICTORY IN BASINGSTOKE

A Duncan Speirs hat-trick helped the Phantoms on their way as they battled back from 2-0 down to win in Basingstoke.

The Phantoms started the better of the two sides, with Duncan Speirs, Corey McEwen and Jasper Foster all having notable efforts on goal.

But it was the home side who went in front, as George Norcliffe capitalised on a breakaway to dispatch an effort past Jordan Marr.

And their second quickly followed. Liam Morris was the man who got it, beating an unsighted Marr to double the Bison advantage.

The Phantoms came out for the second period with a bit of a mountain to climb, so they got to work with just shy of five minutes played. Speirs got the goal the Phantoms deserved to put themselves back within one of the home side.

And the scores were level just over a minute later. Jasper Foster was the man who found the net, assisted by Jordan Liddell, for his first point for the Peterborough Phantoms.

Then, with just four seconds left in the middle period, the comeback was complete. Scott Robson put the puck to twine after good work from Ales Padelek and Glenn Billing, to send the Phantoms into the second intermission with a one goal advantage.

The third period was all set to be a potentially nervy affair for the Phantoms, but instead they remained resilient, focused and determined to return home with both points. And that, is exactly what they did.

Marr stood tall in net to ensure the Bison didn’t get any goals back, and two late, hat-trick sealing goals from Speirs sealed the win.

The Phantoms are straight back into action tomorrow night (Sunday, 5:30pm) with another NIHL National clash against the Swindon Wildcats. Tickets are available HERE or from the Planet Ice Box Office upon arrival at the rink!

Bison goals:

12:53 (BB 1-0 PP): #16 George Norcliffe (unassisted) (EHG)

13:18 (BB 2-0 PP): #74 Liam Morris / #29 Alex Sampford (EHG)

Phantoms goals:

24:37 (BB 2-1 PP): #38 Duncan Speirs (PPG)

25:42 (BB 2-2 PP): #95 Jasper Foster / #36 Jordan Liddell / #35 Joe Gretton (EHG)

39:56 (BB 2-3 PP): #11 Scott Robson / #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing (PPG)

57:49 (BB 2-4 PP): #38 Duncan Speirs / #93 Ales Padelek / #2 Tom Norton (PPG)

59:55 (BB 2-5 PP): #38 Duncan Speirs (Hat-Trick) / #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing (ENG)

Bison man of the match: #74 Liam Morris

Phantoms man of the match: #38 Duncan Speirs