MATCH REPORT | FIVE GOALS AND A SHUTOUT SECURE PHANTOMS A FOUR POINT WEEKEND

MATCH REPORT | FIVE GOALS AND A SHUTOUT SECURE PHANTOMS A FOUR POINT WEEKEND

The Peterborough Phantoms secured a brilliant four point weekend with a dominant win over the Swindon Wildcats.

Joe Gretton got the Phantoms off to a flyer with his first competitive goal for the club. When he found himself out in front of goal, he had the awareness to redirect Nathan Long’s blue line effort past the despairing Dean Skinns.

Then, with 17:21 played, Duncan Speirs picked up his fourth goal of the weekend, ripping an effort into the top shelf of the Swindon net.

And things got better for the Phantoms in the opening moments of the second period as Will Weldon marked his return to the team with a goal, tapping home a rebound after Tom Barry had thrown the puck on net. 

Both sides traded chances and penalties as the game went on, with the Phantoms throwing their bodies in the way of the Wildcats’ chances and Jordan Marr standing tall against any shots which snuck through.

Nathan Pollard added his name to the scoresheet with 47:47 played, ripping home a thunderous wrist shot right into the top corner of the Swindon goal.

And Glenn Billing notched the fifth Phantoms goal from an unlikely angle as the game headed towards its conclusion, to completely seal the win.

Jordan Marr picked up the beers for the Phantoms for his 41 save shutout in the Phantoms goal. 

Phantoms are back in home action next Saturday against the Bees, before a trip to Telford on Sunday evening. Tickets for Saturday’s home game are available HERE!

Phantoms goals:

3:25 (PP 1-0 SW): #35 Joe Gretton / #97 Nathan Long / #75 Ross Clarke (EHG)

17:21 (PP 2-0 SW): #38 Duncan Speirs / #72 Glenn Billing / #93 Ales Padelek (EHG)

22:24 (PP 3-0 SW): #29 Will Weldon / #90 Tom Barry (EHG)

47:47 (PP 4-0 SW): #12 Nathan Pollard / #96 Jarvis Hunt / #90 Tom Barry (EHG)

57:45 (PP 5-0 SW): #72 Glenn Billing / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #33 Jordan Marr

Wildcats man of the match: #19 Aaron Nell