Perfect 10 for Lions

PUBLISHED: 20:53 17 January 2015 | UPDATED: 20:53 17 January 2015

Lee Valley Lions play in Division Two South East of the National League

Lee Valley Lions play in Division Two South East of the National League


National League Div 2SE: Invicta Mustangs 5 Lee Valley Lions 10

Lee Valley completed a clean sweep over Invicta with a double-figure haul in Gillingham.

Lions had won the three previous meetings between the sides this season, by 8-2, 5-3 and 6-4 margins, and bounced back from defeats against Chelmsford, Peterborough and Slough – when they netted only once in each game – to enjoy a comfortable success over the Mustangs.

Less than two minutes had been played when Kevin Lake fired Lions ahead and captain James Hepburn doubled the advantage with a shorthanded goal in the fourth minute.

Invicta lost Richard Smith to a 5+game penalty for tripping and Max Gerstein made it 3-0 at the first break, after Lions had outshot the hosts 19-8.

Matthew Drake added a fourth just 20 seconds after the restart, but Jake Luton beat James Tipple for Invicta’s first soon after, before Lake restored the four-goal cushion on a Lee Valley powerplay, after Anthony Baskerville was called for tripping.

The final period was only 38 seconds old when Nick Alley made it 6-1 and Joe Berry claimed Lee Valley’s seventh, before Joseph Day and Jordan Lee Turner got in on the act and netted 27 seconds apart to put the visitors 9-1 up.

Luton potted his second for Invicta, before Baskerville and Kwame Holt struck 42 seconds apart to make it 9-4.

But after Lions saw Tipple given a 10-minute misconduct penalty, Phil Carson took the visitors into double figures on a delayed penalty call and a shorthanded effort from Aaron Ferris was purely a consolation for Mustangs.

Tipple picked up a second misconduct penalty on the buzzer, having made 42 saves, and Lions return to home ice to welcome Peterborough Islanders for their next match on January 31.

Scorers, Invicta: Luton 2 Ferris 1+1 Holt 1 Baskerville 1 Gruber 0+1.

Lee Valley: Lake 2 Alley 1+3 Gerstein 1 Carson 1 Hepburn 1 Day 1 Berry 1 Drake 1 Turner 1 Fox 0+1 Abban 0+1 Mewett 0+1 Gosling 0+1.

Penalty minutes: Invicta 29 Lee Valley 52.

Shots faced: Grut (Invicta) 34 Tipple (Lee Valley) 47.

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