Chieftains scalp Raiders again

PUBLISHED: 09:00 12 October 2015

London Raiders forward Bailey Chittock netted against former club Chelmsford (pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward Bailey Chittock netted against former club Chelmsford (pic: John Scott)


National League: Chelmsford 8 London Raiders 3

Raiders found defending National League champions Chelmsford too strong once again at the Riverside Ice Arena last night.

But having already lost 8-1 in an earlier cup meeting, this latest reverse showed some improvement at least in the second of eight encounters between the sides this season.

Having been held to a 1-1 draw by Solent at Lee Valley the night before, Raiders raced into a 2-0 lead against the Chieftains as Sam Roberts and Bailey Chittock struck in quick succession.

But former Raiders captain Anthony Leone hit back for the hosts and another ex-Raider Matt Turner levelled, before Ross Brears completed the turnaround and put Chieftains 3-2 up at the end of the opening session.

The visitors ran into penalty trouble in the middle stanza and Chelmsford took full advantage to add three powerplay goals to their tally to pull clear.

Turner’s second strike of the night made it 4-2, before Danny Hammond converted during a 5-on-3 opportunity to claim Chelmsford’s fifth goal.

And Brears then bagged his second of the night as Chieftains enjoyed another man advantage to leave Raiders with a mountain to climb in the final stanza.

Young forward Seb Downing netted his seventh goal of the season for Raiders just 20 seconds after the restart, against his former club, but any hopes of an unlikely comeback were soon ended as import defenceman Lukas Zatopek restored Chelmsford’s four-goal cushion a few minutes later.

Chieftains had the final say too as Jake Sylvester completed the night’s scoring with the home side’s eighth goal, on another powerplay, with 92 seconds left on the clock.

Scorers, Chelmsford: Brears 2 Turner 2 Hammond 1+3 Zatopek* 1+1 Leone 1 Sylvester 1 Huska* 0+2 C Bartlett 0+1 Brown 0+1 Staples 0+1 Smith 0+1 Ayliffe 0+1 Baldock 0+1.

Raiders: Roberts 1 Chittock 1 Downing 1 Veares 0+1 Davis 0+1 Webster 0+1.

Penalty minutes: Chelmsford 10 Raiders 14.

Shots on goal: Ben Clements (C) 20-3 Michael Gray (L) 46-8.

Referee: Will Hewitt.

Latest East London Sports News


London Lions face a hectic weekend with a league fixture and a cup quarter-final clash against Worcester Wolves.

The O’s legend explained how he got involved in ‘The Greater Game’ and praised the club bringing out the commemorative kit

Marko Arnautovic’s future comes into doubt with Hammers, but is it just a smokescreen?


Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal United 2 Southend Manor 1


South East Counties Under 16s Championship: London 3 Essex 4

Yesterday, 18:00

With a month to go until the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to the Lee Valley Velopark in Stratford, the Great Britain squad for the next round in Berlin has been announced.

Yesterday, 16:40

Lakeside Hammers will not be running in the 2019 speedway season after the BSPA revealed plans for next season after hosting their annual AGM.

Yesterday, 16:00

The Poplar-based club also hosted a show earlier this month which saw nine bouts contested


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now