BRADFORD BULLDOGS 4
NOTTINGHAM LIONS 5
NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE – NORTH
LAIDLER CONFERENCE – DIVISION TWO
Saturday 19th September 2015 – BRADFORD ICE RINK
Having beat the Bulldogs in Nottingham the previous weekend 6 – 2, the Lions travelled north fully confident of pulling off another victory. Bradford proved to be a different prospect in their own barn, and were more than a match when they play to their ability. However, the Yorkshire outfit’s indiscipline proved to be their own downfall once again, as Lions won by the odd goal on the power-play.
Travelling with a slightly shorter bench, Ondrej Pniok, Elliot Perrin, juniors Travis Woodward and Sam Jackson all missing the trip. Tom Hovell starting in nets for the third game in a row.
It took four and a half minutes before Lions found themselves short-handed, following a delay of game call on Reece Glossop. They were made to pay, with a goal, unassisted from Myles Dacres.
Nottingham soon had a power play goal of their own from Robert Perks, assisted Ben Wood, while a Bulldog was sitting it out for hooking.
Another power play opportunity came and went, but on a five on three advantage, Lions took the lead with a goal from Hamish Hall, assisted Joe Gretton and Luke Thomas, with five minutes left in the first period.
Straight from the face off after the interval U18's player Kieron Raynor scored Lions’ third, Jaimie Hovell with the assist just seven seconds into the second session.
Eight minutes later and Nottingham scored their fourth, a first ever Lions goal from U20's player Jordan Liddell, Perks supplying the assist.
The Bulldogs began to wake, after both teams exchanged penalties, Shannon Lingwood pulled one back making it 4-2 two minutes before the 2nd break.
Three minutes into the final session and unassisted Reece Cairney-Witter reduced the deficit to one, then five minutes later it’s all square four each, this time another unassisted goal from Ryan Tomlinson. Nottingham coach, Matt Bradbury called a time out to rally his troops.
The Lions were provided with numerouse powerplay opportunities and it was U20's player Hamish Hall that regained the lead for Nottingham assisted by Captain Thomas and Connor Glossop.
After this result the Lions now lie in third place in the Conference on goal difference below Hull Jets, Deeside are top with a hundred percent record after their three games.