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.
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.
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.
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
TELFORD – Jon Baston
PHANTOMS – Ben Russell