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Sunday 11th October

Added on Thursday 14 Oct 2010


With their first two games being won in convincing fashion the U16 Thunder team travelled to Peterborough full of confidence. On paper this game should of been another win for the Island team, and would allow coach Scovell to give good ice time to all the players. However, as the players are told time and again you must never ever under estimate the opposition.

The first period was a very scrappy affair, which is understandable when you consider that the team met at Ryde rink at 9.30 in the morning and arrived at Peterborough at 3.30 ready for a 4.30 face off. However, after shaking off the lethargy which is expected after such a long journey, the players did begin to take a hold of the game. The first goal came with just a minute left of the first period when Archie Bicknell used his strength to beat one player and then fire an unstoppable shot past the home keeper. This was just what the Thunder needed before the interval break.

The early exchanges in the second period went all the Isle of Wights way and they soon found themselves doubling the lead when Aidan Doughty scored assisted by Andrew McCloskey. The game was all but over when within four minutes the Thunder added another two once again by Doughty and Bicknell to now give them a commanding four goals to nil lead going into the third and final period.

The third period once again allowed coach Scovell to give the third and fourth lines plenty of ice time and it was good to see the rookie players and under 14 players who were playing up really get stuck in and show some great grit and determination. This was highlighted when Oliver Bennett scored his first ever goal for the club with a peach of a shot from 3 yards out. He controlled the puck with sublime skill before placing an inch perfect shot into the top right hand corner. The celebration was almost as good as the goal!!!. There was still time for one more goal, and this was scored by the hard working Sean Molloy after some good work by Jordan Jacobs to feed Molloy with a well timed pass.

The final score of six goals to nil was a good result for the Thunder and even though they were not as fluent or as clinical as in previous games they still managed to grind out a good road trip win. The result means that the Thunder have had a very impressive start to the season by winning their first three games by scoring a total of twenty two goals and yet to conceed. The team now have a four week break before their next game against Swindon.

Man of the match : Aaron Craft
Spirit of the game : Lee Tyers

Points: Aidan Doughty 2+0, Archie Bicknell 2+0, Oliver Bennett 1+0, Sean Molloy 1+0, Andrew McCloskey 0+1, Jordan Jacobs 0+1

Also iced: Ross Beale, Jesse McDonagh-Scott, Eden Holton, Alexander Trendall, Oliver Bennett, Aaron Craft, Sean Skinner, Connor Price, Harrison Brown, Jake Bontoft