Storm v Steelers
Stormshelter, Saturday 18th October 2019
Mercurial. It describes us. Our mood changeable, a lack of ideas and excitement upfront last time out, quite ghastly at times, certainly frustrating, but against these perennial combatants? We won when we clashed last. The feeling of a team is important, not just the players, the belief but also the gameplan; this seems to have been lacking recently.
Is that at Finner’s feet? Or can the team not execute it? Is that at Finner’s feet? You can see where I’m going with this…
Close from the off, at ’em. Handbags early as they crowded us, one of theirs pushed over by a ref; ole! Then a kerfuffle, the puck loose, it’s in!
Hang on, Steelers squealing, a look by the refs, killed it!
Early on Simmonds bundling it in. Steelers squealing…Good defensive coverage but we lost it and they were on us, going close twice. Working hard in attack, close call, Grewel with a speculative shot, hang on, it’s on target
4 minutes in! But then Gagnon sits, PK, kept a cool head, they were turning the screw though, but we…
Just put one in on the pirouette, Hope getting better weekly. 11 minutes gone…They came at us again, we were steadfast, we went up once, screen in front of Kantor, shot, touch from Zach Sullivan
Is this nirvana? Smells like Storm are In It.
And then they went and drlve one home.
And a PK,
Hmmm. More of a battle coming up. But a PP with 1 min to go, thanks! We rushed a little, but its nicely set up.
Can’t argue with that period;
‘Well, I can, That was crap!
But we scored 4 goals and kept a good shape at the back.
Yeah, fair point…‘
Nice attack from the off, PP time, but nothing achieved. They wound up nicely, we couldn’t get it away, close calls, lot of pressure, building, kerfuffle in their paint, PP! Pressure off, but we showed nothing in the 2 minutes. They were showing the better moves, but we had another chance. Don’t get too excited now it’s another PP, one in which we struggled again to put anything together, handbags, Gagnon laughing as he tusseled with DeLuca.
And then Thompson skated up and slammed it home; simple.
Ah, 2+2 PK. Precision defensive stickwork, but another, 3 on 5. Come on lads…Ginn glorious. One down. Two down! What heart, hope we broke the Steelers’. A PP, deserved, nothing from it, so we’ll have another, nothing doing.
From a moribund start, we showed heart and scored. Not bad at all…
Close, then Steelers got angry, another PP, we had a good go, but no dice. And then a P to K, we were on the front skate, nicking the puck, gorgeous move, ding! Killed with style. So another would be no problem, would it? Bodies in the way, killed another.
Free flowing hockey broke out, until D Phillips showed his anger by grabbing a Storm player’s face. He got 2 minutes. We got 2 too. They got another. 5 on 3…
Hughesman waiting, slamed it in!
And that was that. Perfection almost, sharp and tough in attack, not afraid to shoot, sticks in near our net, bodies in the way. A team who battled, showed no fear and had a killer instinct. Wonderful to watch. The joy of Six…
Remedy Rating: 5/5 Perfect Patient