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Lee Valley Lions down Jets

PUBLISHED: 11:35 09 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 09 April 2017

Nick Alley scored twice in Lee Valley's win in Slough (pic Phil Hutchinson)

Nick Alley scored twice in Lee Valley's win in Slough (pic Phil Hutchinson)

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Slough Jets 2 Lee Valley Lions 3

Lee Valley Lions held off hosts Slough to take the National League Division Two East points and end the season on a winning note.

Captain Nick Alley scored twice, with James Hepburn claiming the eventual game-winner against the Jets to allow Lions to climb above their rivals in the standings.

Only nine seconds had been played when Alley was given a minor penalty for interference, but the visitors survived the shorthanded spell.

And when Slough’s Timo Lindgren was binned for tripping soon after, Lions opened the scoring through skipper Alley with barely three minutes played.

Alley went from hero to villain as he was back in the penalty box on a charging penalty, which allowed Chris Hocquigny to level on a Jets powerplay.

And both sides suffered a string of further minor penalties as the scoreline remained unchanged throughout the rest of the opening period and the middle session.

Alley put his side back in front early in the final stanza, but Lee Valley’s joy was shortlived as Jamie Chandler squared matters just 30 seconds later.

Lions claimed the decisive goal with just over eight minutes remaining, though, as Hepburn fired past Matt Smital, who made no fewer than 60 saves in the home net on the night.

Scorers, Slough: Hocquigny 1 Chandler 1 Darmanin 0+1 Lindgren 0+1 Martin-Digby 0+1.

Lions: Alley 2 J Hepburn 1 AIken 0+1 Sin-Hidge 0+1 M Hepburn 0+1.

Penalty minutes: Slough 20 Lee Valley 24.

Shots faced: Smital (S) 63 Andrew (LV) 43.

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