Invicta Dynamos suffered a 5-1 defeat against local rivals Streatham despite a hard-fought battle in the cup encounter.
Dynamos were without Harrison Lillis, Ryan Giles, Mark Williams and Tom Davis. Streatham were missing Ryan Watt due to a suspension.
The first period begun with a 2 + 10 penalty on Dale Buckland who collided with a Streatham forward in the boards. Streatham took the opportunity and scored their first goal of the night – Scott Bailey managing to find the back of the net for a powerplay goal at 04:18.
Immediately after Owen Dell attempted to get a wrist shot beyond Damian King but the netminder gloved the shot. Streatham managed to break out of their own zone as Michael Farn shot the puck beyond Zac Grandy-Smith which secured him the second goal of the night – goal two for Streatham scored at 09:23.
Goal number two was quickly followed by a third for the visitors as Andrew Cook teed up Adam Wood who slapped a one timer into the back of the net for 3-0 10:57. Soon after Juraj Huska marked Ivan Antonov and shoved the Streatham forward off the puck before skating through three Streatham men and firing a shot that King padded away.
Streatham defenceman Rupert Quiney shoved Brandon Webster in front of King and the young Dynamos forward fell over the net. Quiney received a two-minute penalty for cross checking. End of the first and Streatham led 3-0.
The second period started with a powerplay for the Dynamos as Quiney remained in the box for a further 1:26. First goal for the Dynamos came quickly in the start of the period as Huska sent the puck flying past King to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Dynamos received yet another powerplay as Rhys McCormick was sent to the penalty box for a two-minute high stick penalty however Streatham increased their lead with a shorthanded goal after Buckland lost possession in the Mos end and Danny Ingoldsby took the opportunity scoring his side’s fourth of the night at 23:31.
Webster escaped on the breakaway soon after but bounced off Farn who tried to check the Dynamos forward mid-ice. Some words were exchanged after the whistle between Webster and Farn and Jordan Gregory stepped in and began to shove Webster who retaliated. Webster and Gregory dropped the gloves and began to exchange punches – Gregory with more punches but Webster stood his ground and the pair were eventually pulled apart by the officials. Each player received 2+2 for fighting.
Antonov got his first chance of the night to face Grandy-Smith who sent the puck into the corner with his blocker. Behind the play, Ryan Morgan then tripped Jonathan Wallius. The Streatham forward tried to retaliate but the official caught him and Wallius received a two-minute tripping penalty. End of the second period and Streatham led 4-1.
Third period began and Arran Strawson tried to score a second for Invicta as he sent a shot towards King who padded it aside. Webster looked for the rebound but King caught the puck.
Goal five for Streatham came as player/coach Adam Carr tipped a shot beyond Grandy-Smith. Goal scored at 43:10. The Dynamos continued to man mark Antonov as Henry Aiken shoved him off the puck. Antonov recovered but faced a hit from Strawson.
After a period of back and forth Streatham took the win 5-1. The Dynamos stood their ground after a 13-3 loss at Streatham the night before however it was not enough to secure them the win.
Written by Hannah Lawrence.