MATCH REPORT: SWINDON 6 -2 STREATHAM

IT WAS a super six for the Swindon Wildcats as they beat Streatham IHC 6-2 at the Link Centre.

The Wildcats made an explosive start to proceedings as they took a 3-0 advantage into the second period.

Edgars Bebris was the first to net, when he worked a bit of space before letting rip from close range to score past Matthew Colclough.

The second was the highlight of the three and was scored by stand-in skipper Stevie Whitfield.

The D-man cleared the puck to Bebris on the right, who then distributed it to Hill on the left, before eventually finding its way to Whitfield down the centre of the ice to notch off of the bar.

Import Max Birbraer got the third, with a stinging long range effort to put the Cats firmly into the driving seat for the second instalment.

The second period got off to a slow start until Sam Bullas further enhanced the position of Aaron Nell’s troops.

His driven run saw him hone in on the net, before passing Colclough and slotting it into the far post to make it 4-1 in the 35th minute.

At the other end, the away side hit back through Ben Paynter as Sam Godfrey afford him all the room required to get his shot away, resulting in Renny Marr picking the puck out of his net.

Thankfully for the hosts, Luc Johnson was on hand to restore the advantage as his strike navigated its way through a crowd.

The third period was only 28 seconds old when Streatham got their second of the night, through Andreas Siagris.

The visitor did well to wriggle free from Ben Nethersell, before catching Marr out with a sharp effort on the turn.

Four minutes into the period, Bebris was handed a two plus 10-minute penalty for checking to the head of goal scorer Paynter.

Sam Godfrey also weighed in, which saw him given two minutes for roughing, while Paynter was given two plus two for roughing and charging respectively.

With less than three minutes to go, Johnson got his second of the game, sealing the 6-2 win in the process.

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