Streatham ready for play-off semi-finals despite NIHL cup final loss says Casimir Madren-Britton

Casimir Madren-Britton says Streatham will be far better prepared when they take on Chelmsford Chieftains in the play-off semi-finals this weekend.

Streatham were comprehensively beaten by the Chieftains in last month’s NIHL cup final tie — losing 17-5 on aggregate.

But despite such a one-sided scoreline, Madren-Britton is confident of a positive result this time around.

“I think it’ll be a lot better this time. We were a bit ahead of ourselves last time, slightly unprepared, but we’ve got more tactics in place this time,” said Madren-Britton.

“We’ve got to change our style of play up a bit but fingers crossed it should all work well.”

The defenceman has been an ever present fixture in Streatham’s line-up this season, and along with team mate Jack Tarczycki, played a crucial role in beating Oxford City Stars in last weekend’s second leg play-off quarter-final clash.

Tarczycki agrees that while the team struggled to perform against Chelmsford in the cup final, the momentum gained from last weekend’s thrilling win can hopefully have some influence on proceedings this weekend.

“I think we’ve got a much better shot then we did have in the cup final, we’ve been more professional of late and beating Oxford last week was probably our most professional game of the season,” said Tarczycki.

“At the end of the season we were struggling a lot, we hadn’t won a game in about seven games so obviously our form was bad going into the cup final.

“But against Oxford last week was probably one of our best games of the year so hopefully we can take that momentum into this weekend’s games.

“This is it, it’s what it’s all about. You’ve got to win or you get knocked out so you don’t leave anything behind.”

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