So sorry everyone for the lateness of this post! But have now finally got round to putting a few thoughts down about the Telford Tigers last weekend of games. This covers their home game against the Peterborough Phantoms and an away game to the Manchester Phoenix.
The Tigers first game of the weekend saw the Phantoms come to town, and a game the Tigers should expect to pick up points, especially at home. With a new player in the ranks too, by all accounts the Tigers more than acquitted themselves. Despite loosing in an epic goal fest 11-6 many Tiger fans seem to be happy with the progress made. Much more fighting spirt and team togetherness shown during the game points to a much brighter future. This could have come at a great time as the Tigers then head up the M6 and M56 to Altrincham. In a game many fans, including myself, did not give them a hope of a win.
That game sunday night will have shocked the league, the Tigers pushed the Phoenix all the way to Overtime and penalties. The Tigers played a blinder, they frustrated the Phoenix and Declan Ryan in net played an absolute stormer of a game. The Tigers were helped, I must say, by possibly the worst performance by the Phoenix all season! We looked out of sorts, the shooting boots were off, passing was not as sharp and the Phoenix were wasteful around the goal. I firmly believe if the Phoenix had found any gear higher than first we would have blown the Tigers off the ice. But the Tigers did not let that happen. It was a brilliant road game from Tom Watkins and his men. I firmly believe if the Tigers play the rest of the season like they did sunday night against the Phoenix, they will make the playoffs.
Im glad the Tigers picked up a point, and I must admit to getting very nervous that the Telford boys could have left Altrincham with both points!
So many things to build on for Telford, though im sure they would have liked to have got some points out of Peterborough in front of their own supporters.
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Telford have also welcomed a new face back to the Tigers line up in young forward Ashley Calvert, quickly signed after being released by the Bracknell Bees.
This weekend the Tigers face the Slough Jets at the hangar and the Swindon Wildcats at Telford Ice Rink. It will be tough, but not impossible to get something from the inconsistent Jets. But for me the Tigers need to be picking up the win against the Wildcats at home on sunday!