NIHL South preview: Raiders ready for Dynamos clash

Tom Davis is anticipating a tough battle when London Raiders visit Invicta Dynamos in NIHL1 South on Sunday.

The Raiders go into the game in third place, five points behind the Dynamos, and Davis is eager to keep up the pressure as the season heads into the final stretch.

“We’re looking forward to the game against Invicta as it’s a chance to try and take two points and move closer to that second spot in the table,” he told the Romford Recorder.

“It will be no easy task, but with the team strengthening since Christmas I don’t see why this can’t be possible.

“Team spirit right now, on and off the ice, is high.

“Chelmsford last weekend we would like to write off, but we have addressed the situation and we know what we need to do.

“We regrouped well for the Bracknell game on Sunday and we turned up to play right from the opening face-off.

“The game had everything about it which made it a great game. The team was on form and that’s why we took the two points.

“Invicta is always a tough place to go, but it will be a good, physical game down there Sunday, as always.

“We need to make every single weekend count now leading into league finishes and play-off positions.”

League leaders Chelmsford Chieftains are in action twice this weekend as they look to move further clear at the top of the table.

The Chieftains host Solent Devils on Saturday before travelling to meet MK Thunder the following day.

Streatham IHC face Bracknell Hornets in a weekend double-header, while unbeaten D2S duo Cardiff Fire and Peterborough Islanders are both in action.

Fire play Haringey Racers and Swindon Wildcats NIHL, while Peterborough Islanders meet Invicta Mustangs.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

NIHL1 South

Saturday

Bracknell Hornets v Streatham IHC
Chelmsford Chieftains v Solent Devils

Sunday

Invicta Dynamos v London Raiders
MK Thunder v Chelmsford Chieftains
Streatham IHC v Bracknell Hornets

NIHL2 South

Saturday

Cardiff Fire v Haringey Racers (Cup)
Lee Valley Lions v Chelmsford Warriors

Sunday

Peterborough Islanders v Invicta Mustangs
Swindon Wildcats NIHL v Cardiff Fire

(Image permission: John Scott)

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