First league win for Streatham Redskins alleviates pain of cup thrashing

Streatham Redskins had a mixed weekend as they suffered a heavy 12-4 defeat to rivals Invicta Dynamos in the cup, but beat Bracknell Hornets 3-2 the following day.

The Redskins travelled to Kent on Saturday to face Invicta in the cup hoping to make a positive start in the first leg of the tie, but they now face an uphill struggle to progress.

They fell 2-0 behind after less than seven minutes into the game, and although Steven Fisher pulled one back two minutes later, they conceded again just eight seconds after the restart.

Sean Scarborough put the Redskins within a goal again with half of the first period still to go, but Invicta hit them on the counter to make it 4-2 before the break.

After some good pressure in the second period, Louis Lockwood brought Streatham back into the game at 4-3, but an horrendous end to the period saw them concede three goals in the final nine minutes to go 7-3 down.

Invicta then stepped it up to another level in the third period as they scored another five goals to complete a 12-4 scoreline.

On Sunday however, the Redskins claimed their first league win of the season after a 3-2 victory over Bracknell Hornets.

It was a slow start from the hosts as they fell behind after three minutes when Ilya Antonov put Bracknell in front.

But Louis Lockwood levelled the game for Streatham with a power play goal in the seventh minute after a great pass from Joe Johnston.

The score remained the same throughout the rest of the first period and the entire second as both sides squandered chances.

Calum Best got the Redskins off to a flyer in the third period when he made it 2-1 on the power play.

Streatham’s defensive weaknesses then appeared yet again when JJ Pitchley levelled it for the Hornets under a minute later.

But Scarborough scored what proved to be the winner after 47 minutes much to Streatham’s relief.

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