The visitors then took the lead in the second period before two goals in five minutes saw the lead swing back to Thunder. Tom Mboya and Ross Bowers with the goals.
With Thunder leading 3 - 2 going into the final period the game was close with David Wride playing superbly between the pipes to keep Raiders out. A fantastic Jamie Line goal settled the nerves two minutes into the period and Jamie Randall made it safe with a mid period goal to make it 5 - 2.
David Wride took the Man of the Match beers for his performance in goal with a 95% save record.