MATCH REPORT: Phantoms sagged badly in the middle to suffer play-off defeat

Peterborough Phantoms were left to reflect on a nightmare second period as they crashed to a first defeat of their English Premier League play-off campaign.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:12 pm
Updated Monday, 27th March 2017, 1:19 pm
Defenceman Ben Russell was man-of-the-match for Phantoms in Telford.

The city men were thumped 7-0 at title-winners Telford tonight (March 25) with all of the damage being done in a disastrous middle session.

The seven goals arrived in a spell of just under 16 minutes between a Corey McEwen opener at 23:47 and a Jason Weaver powerplay effort at 39:39.

Rick Plant doubled the hosts advantage before Doug Clarkson struck on a powerplay.

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Plant and Weaver then netted just eight seconds apart before two further goals arrived in the space of 24 seconds during the final minute of the period. Clarkson got the first of them before Weaver completed the scoring.

Phantoms return to action tomorrow (March 26) when they entertain group leaders Guildford at Planet Ice (5.30pm).

The Flames have won both outings so far after following up a midweek 3-0 triumph in Telford with a 3-2 success against Sheffield. Phantoms had slammed Sheffield 12-0 in midweek.

MATCH DETAILS

Goals

TELFORD

23:47 McEwen ass: Davies/Zajac

27:23 Plant ass: Rose/Silverthorn

31:16 Clarkson (PP) ass: Weaver/Davies

33:47 Plant ass: Kolena/Weaver

35:35 Weaver ass: Kolena/Silverthorn

39:15 Clarkson ass: Davies

39:39 Weaver (PP) ass: Kolena

PHANTOMS

None

Men-of-the-match

TELFORD – Jon Baston

PHANTOMS – Ben Russell