Monday 1 July 2024

Sledge Hockey Weekend Round Up - 29th / 30th June

The Sheffield Steelstings picked up their first win of the season – and, indeed, scored their first goals of the 2024 campaign - with a 3-1 win over Cardiff Huskies at iceSheffield on Saturday.

The Huskies were short-benched and missing a number of regular players and the Steelstings were able to take full advantage.

Team captain Russ Clarke opened the scoring for the hosts just two minutes into the game and the score remained 1-0 at the first interval. The second period was goal-less and a strike from Jack Grocock early in the third doubled the Steelstings advantage.

Shannon Couch pulled a goal back for Cardiff on 41 minutes to set up a tense finale but Sheffield made sure of the win with a second goal from Grocock with 2 ½ minutes left to play. 

It was a good weekend for Sheffield all round as the first team – the Steelkings – won another nail bitingly close encounter 2-3 away to Manchester Mayhem to put daylight in the league table between themselves and their cross Pennine rivals.

Connor Grocock put the Steelkings ahead on 4 minutes but goals from Karl Nicholson and Dean Lahan saw the Mayhem leading 2-1 at the first break.

After a goalless second period, a second goal from Grocock levelled the score and Jake Oakley fired in the winner in the 40th minute.

The weekend results mean that  Peterborough Phantoms – who were without a game - remain top of the league table with 4 wins from their 4 games.  Cardiff remain second with 3 from 4 but the Steelkings are now just 2 points behind them.

This weekend sees another double helping of Sheffield Para action as the Steelstings host the Mayhem at iceSheffield on Saturday 6th July and the Steelkings are at home to Cardiff on Sunday.  Both games face off at 4.50pm.

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