Monday 18 May 2015

NRIH Cup: Deeside Demons 1 - Sheffield Ice Tigers 3

Sunday 17th May 2015 at Deeside Leisure Centre
Deeside Demons 1 - Sheffield Ice Tigers 3
Period Scores: 0-0, 1-2, 0-1

This was a very entertaining and close fought game - and the result remained pretty much on a knife edge until the closing stages.

After an incredibly tense and goal-less first period - which was marred only by the scoreboard / clock not being in use due to a rogue klaxon that kept sounding on its own - the game sprung into life in the second period with 3 goals.

The Ice Tigers deserved their lead but spirited play from the home side saw them force their way back into the game. A second goal for the Tigers just before the break meant that the Demons would have to chase the game going into the third period and it while they were pushing up for an equaliser that they were caught on the break and the Tigers made it 1-3 with 55.58 gone on the - now running again - clock.    

The Demons pulled their netminder for the last 90 seconds or so and played with an extra attacking player in an attempt to pull something back but it was to no avail.

The Deeside Demons' next home game is against Manchester Rhinos on Sunday 28th June. Face off is 6.30pm and admission is free.