MATCH REPORT | RAIDERS CLAIM BOTH POINTS ON SUNDAY NIGHT

MATCH REPORT | RAIDERS CLAIM BOTH POINTS ON SUNDAY NIGHT

The Phantoms fell to their second one goal loss in as many nights as the Raiders emerged victorious on Sunday night.

Phantoms did take the lead, however, with probably the strangest goal to be seen at Planet Ice Peterborough all season. Duncan Speirs was the last man to touch the puck for the Phantoms, but a delayed penalty was called and Ethan James went to the Raiders’ bench. However, the Raiders defenceman then put the puck into his own net, meaning Speirs was credited with an empty net goal at the same time he received a two minute penalty.

But it didn’t take the Raiders long to draw level once the second period began. Tommy Huggett put them on the board with a wrist shot into the top corner.

Phantoms went back in front with 27:42 on the clock, as Glenn Billing redirected a Tom Norton pass into the back of the net to see the Phantoms tally their fourth power play goal of the weekend.

The Raiders hit straight back, though, with JJ Pitchley finding the top corner of Jordan Marr’s net.

Just over a minute later, the Phantoms went back to the power play and there was a similar result. This time, it was Will Weldon capitalising on a Norton assist to put the Phantoms ahead in the game once again.

But that was as good as it got for the Phantoms, as Tom Relf fired home a blue line slap shot to sent the teams into the second intermission tied at three.

And it was man of the match Huggett who notched the game winner for the visitors, capitalising on a mistake by Nathan Long before finding the top shelf of Marr’s net for the second time in the game.

Phantoms’ next game is away in Telford on Wednesday night. Updates will be available on the @GoPhantoms Twitter account!

FINAL SCORE: Peterborough Phantoms 3-4 Raiders

Phantoms goals:

8:27 (PP 1-0 LR): #38 Duncan Speirs (ENG)

27:42 (PP 2-1 LR): #72 Glenn Billing / #2 Tom Norton / #29 Will Weldon (PPG)

30:48 (PP 3-2 LR): #29 Will Weldon / #2 Tom Norton / #72 Glenn Billing (PPG)

Raiders goals:

22:28 (PP 1-1 LR): #86 Tommy Huggett / #85 James Hounsome / #15 JJ Pitchley (EHG)

29:34 (PP 2-2 LR): #15 JJ Pitchley / #85 James Hounsome (EHG)

33:56 (PP 3-3 LR): #11 Tom Relf / #51 Erik Piatak / #63 Aaron Connolly (PPG)

44:49 (PP 3-4 LR): #86 Tommy Huggett / #10 Brandon Ayliffe / #39 Ethan James (EHG)

Phantoms man of the match: #95 Jasper Foster

Raiders man of the match: #86 Tommy Huggett