Invicta Dynamos go down Romford Raiders in ENIHL South play-off semi-finals
Invicta Dynamos made a gallant attempt to upset the odds before
losing 13-7 on aggregate to the Romford Raiders in their ENIHL
South play-off semi-final over the weekend.
After losing Saturday's first leg in Gillingham 6-4 to this
season's league winners, Dynamos were right back in contention
after they finished Sunday's second period in Essex 3-2 in front
thanks to strikes from Justin Noble, Callum Best and Andy Smith
(pictured) with his 400th goal for the club.
But the Raiders, who had won five of their six meetings with
Dynamos this season prior to the play-offs, then turned on the
power in the final period, scoring five goals without reply to run
our 7-3 second-leg winners and book their place in the final.
The Dynamos had started strongly in the first leg and took the
through Ryan Ellis, but the Raiders drew level late in the first
period through Juraj Huska. Romford then went 3-1 up before Tim
Smith got on the scoresheet, and it was Dynamos who established the
early momentum in the final period, scoring twice through Ryan
Ellis and a rare Adam Copland goal.
However, the lead lasted less than a minute after Huska fired
home a rebound to make it 4-4, and the Raiders again finished the
stronger to set up their two-goal cushion for the second leg.
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