MATCH REPORT | THIRD PERIOD FIGHTBACK SEES THE PHANTOMS CONQUER THE KNIGHTS

MATCH REPORT | THIRD PERIOD FIGHTBACK SEES THE PHANTOMS CONQUER THE KNIGHTS

Four third period goals saw the Peterborough Phantoms claim both points against the Leeds Knights on Sunday evening.

But it didn’t start well for the Phantoms, who fell behind with just 1:01 on the clock. When Jordan Marr’s pass was intercepted by Brandon Whistle, Adam Barnes was on hand to apply the simple finish from close range.

And things got worse as the game approached the ten minute mark. Sam Zajac doubled the lead for the visitors, capitalising on his own rebound after the initial save by Marr.

But the Phantoms began to find their feet and reduced the deficit to one goal through Nathan Salem.

Photo: Darrill Stoddart

And Morgan Clarke-Pizzo levelled the scores at 32:21, capitalising on good work by Nathan Pollard to one time the puck into the bottom corner.

Brandon Whistle put the Knights back in front, before Barnes picked up a second of the night to extend the Knights’ lead back to two.

A big third period was needed for the Phantoms, and they certainly delivered. Tom Norton got the final frame off to the perfect start by drilling an effort into the top corner in the opening minute of the period.

And Norton was on hand again to tie the game, finding the top corner of the net after a great cross-crease pass by Salem.

The eventual game winning goal came from Callum Buglass, who took a feed from Ales Padelek and found the top corner with an effort on the power play.

Nathan Salem sealed the deal with just three seconds left, sending the puck from his own zone, into the back of the empty net.

FINAL SCORE: Peterborough Phantoms 6-4 Leeds Knights

Photo: Darrill Stoddart

Phantoms goals:

9:51 (PP 1-2 LK): #91 Nathan Salem / #93 Ales Padelek / #38 Duncan Speirs (EHG)

32:21 (PP 2-2 LK): #13 Morgan Clarke-Pizzo / #12 Nathan Pollard / #2 Tom Norton (EHG)

40:36 (PP 3-4 LK): #2 Tom Norton / #93 Ales Padelek / #11 Scott Robson (EHG)

46:43 (PP 4-4 LK): #2 Tom Norton / #91 Nathan Salem / #38 Duncan Speirs (PPG)

53:23 (PP 5-4 LK): #45 Callum Buglass / #93 Ales Padelek (PPG)

59:56 (PP 6-4 LK): #34 Nathan Salem / #2 Tom Norton (ENG)

Knights goals:

1:01 (PP 0-1 LK): #88 Adam Barnes / #86 Brandon Whistle / #12 Kieran Brown (EHG)

8:46 (PP 0-2 LK): #4 Sam Zajac / #86 Brandon Whistle / #21 Archie Hazeldine (EHG)

33:20 (PP 2-3 LK): #86 Brandon Whistle / #12 Kieran Brown / #4 Sam Zajac (EHG)

36:27 (PP 2-4 LK): #88 Adam Barnes / #86 Brandon Whistle / #12 Kieran Brown (PPG)

Phantoms man of the match: #45 Callum Buglass

Knights man of the match: #88 Adam Barnes