Search

Youngster Lascenko believes London Raiders are finding their feet in new-look league

PUBLISHED: 16:30 14 November 2017

London Raiders forward Olegs Lascenko is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring against Streatham (Pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward Olegs Lascenko is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring against Streatham (Pic: John Scott)

Archant

London Raiders forward Olegs Lascenko pleased to pick up a brace and finally get one over their London rivals Streatham IHC on the weekend.

The Lee Valley-based club made it three wins in a row with a 4-2 victory against their local rivals after suffering three cup defeats to them earlier in the season.

The gold and blue outfit took a four goal lead thanks to two goals from Lascenko and a goal each from Marek Nahlik and Oliver Baldock into the third period but ended up conceding two goals late on to make the score line less impressive.

“It always feels good to win a game, but we lost to Streatham three times before, so Saturday’s win felt even better.”

The 20-year-old picked up two goals and one assist in the match while line-mates Nahlik netted once and bagged two assists and Matt Turner got the sole assist.

The trio have been racking up the points in recent weeks and the former Bracknell Bees forward admits he flourishing playing alongside Turner and Nahlik.

“I enjoy playing with Nahlik and Turner, I think we understand each other on ice pretty well and our line has speed, strength and experience which are all very important to be successful.

“I’m pleased with my performance but that is my job, so you can’t think about it too much, and I now need to concentrate on the upcoming games.”

Lascenko believes their last three victories against league leaders Peterborough Phantoms, Milton Keynes Thunder and Streatham IHC have shown that the team is pulling together and improving in recent weeks.

“Yes, the last three games have shown that,” he said.

“The team puts in 100 per cent effort at training every session and it’s now paying off on game nights.”

The club said farewell to long-serving forward Jj McGrath after the Streatham game as he is moving to Canada.

The forward has spent a big chunk of his career in the gold and blue netting 95 points in his time with the team.

The Raiders currently sit sixth in the National League South One table and will be hoping to build on their recent form.

They’ll now be spending the weekend on the road as they travel away to both Swindon Wildcats on Saturday (6.15pm) and Basingstoke Bison the following night (5.30pm).

Latest East London Sports News

09:00

Essex Senior League: Sporting Bengal United 2 Southend Manor 1

08:00

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

Yesterday, 12:00

The O’s boss discussed Garry Hill’s return to management and backed his predecessor Daryl McMahon to find work sooner rather than later

Hammers’ Players Project helping to get people active

Yesterday, 09:00

Errington Challenge Cup: Sawbridgeworth Town 2 Tower Hamlets 3

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