MATCH REPORT | FOUR POINT WEEKEND SECURED WITH VICTORY OVER THE TABLE TOPPERS

MATCH REPORT | FOUR POINT WEEKEND SECURED WITH VICTORY OVER THE TABLE TOPPERS

The Peterborough Phantoms sealed a four point weekend with a dramatic victory over the league leading Sheffield Steeldogs.

Nathan Pollard got the Phantoms up and after taking a stretch pass from Callum Buglass, before going to the backhand and sending it under Dmitri Zimozdra.

And the second quickly followed, as former Steeldogs Nathan Salem and Duncan Speirs linked up, with the latter applying the finishing touch.

Jasper Foster added his first goal on home ice to complete a fantastic opening period for the Phantoms. When Speirs’ shot was kicked out by Zimozdra, Foster reacted quickest to one time the rebound into the top shelf.

If the first period belonged to the Phantoms, the second certainly didn’t. Former Phantom James Spurr got the Steeldogs on the board early in the frame, ripping an effort past Jordan Marr.

And they were back to within one when Nathan Ripley snuck the puck into the net from a tight angle with 35:07 on the clock.

And the Steeldogs levelled the scores in the first half of the third period, Ripley again in the right place at the right time to capitalise on a chance in close to Marr’s goal. 

And when tempers flared, the Phantoms stayed the cooler of the sides and found the winning goal on the power play. And it was Luc Johnson who found himself alone in front of net to send the Phantoms fans into raptures.

However, with minutes to play, the Phantoms found themselves killing a 5 on 3 penalty, which became a 6 on 3 when the Dogs pulled their goalie.

The defence stood strong and Marr made a big stop when called upon, as the Phantoms held on to claim their first four point weekend of the league season!

FINAL SCORE: Peterborough Phantoms 4-3 Sheffield Steeldogs

Phantoms goals:

12:22 (PP 1-0 SS): #12 Nathan Pollard / #45 Callum Buglass / #93 Ales Padelek (EHG)

13:13 (PP 2-0 SS): #38 Duncan Speirs / #91 Nathan Salem / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)

17:52 (PP 3-0 SS): #95 Jasper Foster / #38 Duncan Speirs / #91 Nathan Salem (PPG)

55:42 (PP 4-3 SS): #21 Luc Johnson / #2 Tom Norton / #29 Will Weldon (PPG)

Steeldogs goals:

22:01 (PP 3-1 SS): #14 James Spurr / #6 Ben Morgan / #90 Jonathan Kirk (EHG)

35:07 (PP 3-2 SS): #29 Nathan Ripley / #16 Sam Towner / #6 Ben Morgan (EHG)

47:43 (PP 3-3 SS): #29 Nathan Ripley / #74 Lee Bonner (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #95 Jasper Foster

Steeldogs man of the match: #29 Nathan Ripley