Search

Raiders held by Devils

PUBLISHED: 10:59 11 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:59 11 October 2015

Sam Roberts netted his first goal for London Raiders against Solent (pic; John Scott)

Sam Roberts netted his first goal for London Raiders against Solent (pic; John Scott)

Archant

National League: London Raiders 1 Solent 1

Raiders had to settle for a point after a low-scoring contest with Solent at Lee Valley last night.

Having fallen to a 6-2 loss at MK Thunder a week earlier, Raiders took to the ice without Frankie Harvey and Stevie Dunnage against a Devils side beaten 5-4 at Oxford in their last outing.

Captain Tom Davis returned from his two-game suspension for the hosts and was in early trouble, picking up a holding minor.

But Raiders survived the shorthanded spell and were given a powerplay chance of their own when Ralfs Circenis was called for tripping.

The visitors held firm but wasted their second powerplay chance of the night when Davis was binned for cross-checking as the first period ended goalless.

Davis made his third trip to the penalty box early in the second period, for slashing, but Raiders killed it off and broke the deadlock soon after as Liam Chong set up Sam Roberts for his first goal for the club.

A hooking call against import Michal Oravec was successfully killed off before the break as Raiders retained their slender lead, despite being outshot 23-15 to that stage,

The gloves came off early in the final session when import Marek Nahlik clashed with Solent’s Mitchell Murray and both picked up double minors for fighting.

Rio Grinell-Parke and Alex Cole joined them in the box with roughing minors and Nahlik was sidelined again for boarding.

A cross-checking call against Robbie Veares then handed Solent a minute of 5-on-3 and they made it count to draw level through George Norcliffe, with 11 minutes left on the clock.

Neither side could find a winner in the time that remained, though, as Christian Cole held firm in Solent’s net to finish with 25 saves and their man of the match award.

Raiders goalscorer Roberts tweeted: “Got my first goal for the @LonRaiders_IHC plenty of positives tonight onto tomorrow.”

Tonight sees Raiders make the trip to defending champions Chelmsford, having been beaten 8-1 on their previous trip in the cup.

Chieftains were 4-1 winners at Streatham last night, thanks to goals from Ross Brears (2), former Raiders import Juraj Huska and Grant Bartlett.

They also include ex-Raiders Daniel Hammond, Matt France, Julian Smith, Dan Wright, Anthony Leone, Ben Clements, Matt Turner and Euan King and face off at the Riverside Ice Arena is at 6.30pm.

Latest East London Sports News

Behind closed doors friendly: Leyton Orient 1 Bristol City 2

15:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is hoping to be at full strength when they take on Southend Manor.

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

The 66-year-old, who helped produce ‘The Greater Game’ play, praised the work of Justin Edinburgh

10:00

Wapping’s men moved to the top of the East Premier A table with a 3-1 win over previous leaders St Albans at Lee Valley.

Yesterday, 14:30

The O’s head coach discussed Dale Gorman’s performance at AFC Fylde in Charlie Lee’s absence

Anderson equaliser ends frustrating afternoon at Huddersfield

PROMOTED CONTENT

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

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now