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Lions roar to another win

PUBLISHED: 12:19 12 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:19 12 January 2014

Romanas Fedotovas began Lee Valley's fightback against Invicta (pic; Patrick Ayling)

Romanas Fedotovas began Lee Valley's fightback against Invicta (pic; Patrick Ayling)

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National League: Lee Valley 6 Invicta 3

Ever-improving Lee Valley Lions roared back from three goals down to record their third successive win in Division Two South last night.

Having won at Peterborough and Chelmsford either side of Christmas, Lions returned to east London in confident mood.

But Richard Smith struck twice in 36 seconds to put the visiting Mustangs on top early on and Jake Luton made it 3-0 in the 16th minute.

Lions replaced starting goalie George Alley with Aaron Mallet during the first break and hit back through Romanas Fedotovas in the 28th minute.

Fedotovas then turned provider to set up Richard Hodge for Lee Valley’s second, a little over a minute later, and James Hepburn squared matters with less than 90 seconds remaining in the middle period to set up a tense final session.

Lions were hit with a bench minor penalty for having too many men on the ice soon after the restart but snatched the lead through man of the match Bailey Wootton soon after.

The match remained in the balance, though, until two minutes from time when Max Gerstein put Lions 5-3 up.

And Wootton struck again just 14 seconds later to seal the points and lift Lions into the top of the table.

Lee Valley visit the Isle of Wight Tigers next Sunday (January 19) before returning to home ice to entertain London rivals Haringey on January 25.

Scorers, Lions: Bailey Wootton 2+1 Max Gerstein 1+2 James Hepburn 1+2 Romanas Fedotovas 1+2 Richard Hodge 1 Jack Ball 0+2 Nick Alley 0+1.

Mustangs: Richard Smith 2+1 Bradley Gutridge 0+2 Jake Luton 1+1 Thomas Dennis 0+1 Matthew Drake 0+1.


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