Cardiff Fire vs MK Thunder

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Recap

By Tom Hurley

MK Thunder went top of NIHL South 1 on Saturday night thanks to a 6-0 win over newly promoted Cardiff Fire at Ice Arena Wales.

Grant McPherson returned from his honeymoon in style with a hat trick in his first league game of the season, while Tom Annetts earned his first shutout in Thunder colours.

Nidal Phillips set up McPherson for the opener six minutes into the game and the 1-0 score line held to the end of the first period.

Thunder raced to a 3-0 lead through 40 minutes courtesy of goals from Tom Mboya and Ross Bowers as the visiting forwards peppered Luke Takel in the Fire net.

MKT added three more goals in the third period in a game where Lewis Clifford’s men outshot Cardiff 38-12. Mboya scored his second of the night before McPherson completed his hat trick with two power play goals late on.

Details

Date Time League Season
September 23, 2017 6:30 pm NIHL South 1 2017-18

Venue

Ice Arena Wales
Olympian Dr, Cardiff CF11 0JP, UK

Results

Team1st2nd3rdF
Cardiff Fire0000
MK Thunder1236

Cardiff Fire

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Lewis DaviesNetminder000000
3Alex SymondsSkater000000
8Joe MorrisSkater000000
11Sam SmithSkater000000
12Kalle AllnerSkater004000
13Elliot MurdochSkater000000
15Jordan PowellSkater000000
16Ben SmithSkater000000
17James FerraraSkater000000
18Christopher HartSkater000000
21Tamas EliasSkater000000
27Nicky ChinnSkater000000
32Sam Mark SmithSkater000000
33Luke TakelNetminder00038632
45Callum BuglassSkater000000
48Phil MannySkater002000
55Morgan EvansSkater000000
56Samual BryantSkater000000
77Bradley WatchornSkater0016000
82Jackson PriceSkater004000
92Josh HaslamSkater000000
97Elis SheppardSkater000000
98David SadlerSkater000000
 Total 002638632

MK Thunder

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
2Alex WhyteDefence000000
5Jamie LineForward010000
6Connor HutchisonForward000000
9Grant McPhersonForward302000
13Nidal PhillipsDefence020000
14Hallden Barnes-GarnerForward010000
15Tom MboyaForward200000
17Rio Grinell-ParkeForward012000
21Ross GreenDefence012000
23Tom CarlonForward000000
27Luke ReynoldsDefence000000
44Rupert QuineyDefence010000
50Greg RandallDefence000000
61Ross BowersForward104000
66Lewis ChristieDefence010000
73Gareth O’FlahertyForward000000
81Harrison GoodeForward010000
82Connor GoodeForward000000
95Tom AnnettsNetminder00012012
 Total 691212012
G
0
6
A
0
9
PIM
26
12
SA
38
12
GA
6
0
SV
32
12