Juraj Huska. Picture: Dave Trevallion
Invicta Dynamos bounced back from their heaviest defeat of the season with a much-needed league win on Sunday.
Victory over the Wightlink Raiders in Gillingham stopped the rot after the Mos had lost their previous two games in the ENIHL South Division 1. The 7-3 win also helped heal the wounds from a 13-3 defeat to Chelmsford Chieftains in the Southeast Trophy on Saturday.
Invicta were up against the league leaders Chelmsford in their second Trophy match of the season. And the Mos went into the weekend boosted by the arrival of 19-year-old blueliner Christopher Cooke, from EPL’s Guildford Flames, who signed a two-way deal with the Mos.
But it proved a night to forget for Kevin Parrish’s side, as they were beaten heavily, conceding double figures for the first time this season.
On Sunday, at Silverblades, Wightlink opened the scoring, only for Andy Smith to fire home an equalising strike moments later.
Juraj Huska put the Mos infront before the end of the first and could have had another, only to be denied by the post. Nicky Lewis struck the crossbar in the second half before the Raiders scored twice to take the lead.
The Mos managed to turn it around again before the end of the second period, with a double from Anthony Leone. Marek Nahlik, Callum Fowler and Daniel Hammond were on target in the final session to secure victory for the Mos.
The win leaves them joint-second in the league with Wightlink, four points off leaders Chelmsford.