Storm v Panthers
Stormshelter, Sunday 3rd November 2019
It’s not all been bad. OK, it has mostly been bad very recently, but widen out that view and we’ve had some great wins and what’s better, played well and with heart. There’s that word mercurial again. We can’t keep it up. Not saying we’re impotent, that would be the majority of Steeler and Fife fans and players (some say), but we need consistency with excellence.
There you go Ryan, sell that in the changing room.
Streaming tonight, Sunday games are tough to get to, so jerky pic it is. National anthem ignored. Let’s do this! Etc…
Good fast pace to start, pretty open, both teams struggled to find any smoothness, Cody Thompson drove well, almost knocked it in, end to end though. Panthers looked familiar with our paint. Nice play to see, if you don’t have a preference. Panthers went closer than leave.eu will be to the courts (allegedly), Ginn equal to all. We didn’t seem to have any energy upfront, a need to sharpen up and make some changes. And then we did, open net, we couldn’t get it in; ‘minder glove or cow’s arse/banjo, not sure.
First PP, this might be better for us, but it’s not our forte. Hughesman had a go, Ehrgardt too, screamer!
We stroked that puck around well, we built it, it was actually good!
Good to watch, lack of excitement, then a goal. I’ll take that. I’m off for a coffee and a filled Yorkshire pud. Tata…
That was tasty. Now Storm, match it. They tried from the off, good shot by Fawcett, at it early. Several shots, in fact. Faster link up play up front, question answered. Panthers had a go, making Ginn scramble, but a holding call stopped their progress.
PP. We know what happened last time…hard work but less patience this time, they were at it too, closing us down. And then they showed us how to do it, skated through and and put it high.
Bit of afters, no penalties, good to see. Simple pass in front, Carr saved, Critchlow took the puck, Carr saved again, good ‘keeping. Concerted pressure here from both teams, open, fast, physical. ‘M’ Balmer tried a long one, Carr equal again, Hope knocked one in, then knocked a punch in too, first fight, big one too, honours even.
And then the PC restarted. For no reason. It just did. Hang on…
Oh, down by 1-2 I see. Glad the PC crashed now. My Yorkshire pud was repeating on me. And Hope sat for 10, he did appear to be the instigator.
3rd period. Commentators not back in their seats yet? Tea? Sausage roll? Belgian bun? Silence. Eerie…
Someone put the plug in at the 17 mins. And they can’t give us other scores as can’t get a phone signal; the joys of the stream. Sullivan had a long shot, stinging, Carr got behind it, mopped up the rebound, we made ourselves a nuisance, Bulmer looked for his third, Ginn gloved away, Panthers had the time to slow it down and build.
Dallas had a go, but there wasn’t much to report. PP was nicely done with patience and lots of shots, but no success. Puck was free in their paint a minute later, no goals. There was a bloke on the ice; is it Derek Roehl? Gi.n pulled, we know what that can mean…
Flattering to deceive, sat in their paint, guess what? Empty net goal.
That wasn’t really good enough, one period was OK, albeit with 2 goals shipped, 1 sluggish, one lacking ideas. We needed the win. Did anyone tell the team? It’s only the challenge cup, no one says…
Remedy Rating: 2/5 Bad Results