Peterborough Phantoms 6-8 Telford Tigers
A third period fightback wasn’t enough as the Phantoms fell to the league leading Telford Tigers.
The Phantoms didn’t start well at all and found themselves 6-0 down after 27 and a half minutes. Jason Silverthorn (2), Dominik Florian (2) Finley Howells and Scott McKenzie all struck for the Tigers, giving the Phantoms a mountain to climb in the second half of the game.
Jarvis Hunt got the Phantoms on the board with 42:27 played, reaping the rewards for trying his luck from an unlikely angle, but Florian completed his hat-trick with a short-handed goal to make it 7-1 to the visitors.
But the Phantoms rallied with five goals in the final ten minutes. Will Weldon scored a shorthanded goal, before Ales Padelek and Glenn Billing pulled two more back. Padelek netted again on 58:15 to give Slava Koulikov’s team hope of the most unlikely of comebacks.
Brandon Whistle scored an empty net goal from his own zone to ensure there wouldn’t be a grandstand finish.
But James Ferrara still found time to hit the back of the net, 13 seconds after Whistle’s goal, to give the game a much more respectable look than the one it had 30 minutes prior.
42:47 (PP 1-6 TT): #96 Jarvis Hunt / #12 Nathan Pollard / #37 Robbie Ferrara (EHG)
51:52 (PP 2-7 TT): #29 Will Weldon / #37 Robbie Ferrara (EHG)
55:33 (PP 3-7 TT): #93 Ales Padelek / #17 James Ferrara / #37 Robbie Ferrara (EHG)
56:36 (PP 4-7 TT): #72 Glenn Billing / #45 Callum Buglass / #40 Petr Stepanek (EHG)
58:15 (PP 5-7 TT): #93 Ales Padelek / #2 Tom Norton / #77 Martins Susters (PPG)
59:20 (PP 6-8 TT): #17 James Ferrara / #2 Tom Norton / #93 Ales Padelek (EHG)
2:37 (PP 0-1 TT): #22 Jason Silverthorn / #42 Nick Oliver (EHG)
10:52 (PP 0-2 TT): #46 Finley Howells / #16 Corey Goodison / #34 Brandon Whistle (PPG)
13:58 (PP 0-3 TT): #7 Dominik Florian / #22 Jason Silverthorn (EHG)
20:12 (PP 0-4 TT): #77 Scott McKenzie / #34 Brandon Whistle / #12 Dan Rose (EHG)
22:17 (PP 0-5 TT): #7 Dominik Florian / #61 Adam Taylor (EHG)
27:25 (PP 0-6 TT): #22 Jason Silverthorn / #91 Andy McKinney / #34 Brandon Whistle (EHG)
50:07 (PP 1-7 TT): #7 Dominik Florian (Hat-Trick) / #22 Jason Silverthorn / #12 Dan Rose (SHG)
59:07 (PP 5-8 TT): #34 Brandon Whistle (ENG)
Phantoms man of the match: #37 Robbie Ferrara
Tigers man of the match: #7 Dominik Florian