NIHL South round-up: Chieftains & Raiders reach play-off final

Chelmsford Chieftains and Wightlink Raiders will contest the NIHL1 South play-off final after successfully negotiating their last four ties.

Chieftains drew their semi-final first leg 4-4 at Streatham Redskins and followed up with a 6-2 win in the return game to complete a 10-6 aggregate victory.

Wightlink Raiders won 7-2 at home to Invicta Dynamos and completed the job with a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture.

Chelmsford Warriors claimed the D2S Cup after a competitive weekend of action at Alexandra Palace.

Warriors reached the final courtesy of a 6-5 win against Bristol Pitbulls, while Peterborough Islanders progressed with a 6-4 success over Swindon Wildcats NIHL.

Islanders led 2-1 in the final with ten minutes to go, but Warriors turned things around to secure a 3-2 victory – Ellis Swainsbury grabbed the winner in the last two minutes.

Cardiff Fire completed their league fixtures with a comfortable 11-0 win at home to Wightlink Tigers – David Sadler (2) and Robert Sedlak (2) topped their scoring.


NIHL1 South play-off semi-finals

1st leg

Streatham Redskins 4-4 Chelmsford Chieftains
Wightlink Raiders 7-2 Invicta Dynamos

2nd leg

Chelmsford Chieftains 6-2 Streatham Redskins
Invicta Dynamos 0-0 Wightlink Raiders

NIHL2 South cup semi-finals

Bristol Pitbulls 5-6 Chelmsford Warriors
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 4-6 Peterborough Islanders

NIHL2 South cup final

Chelmsford Warriors 3-2 Peterborough Islanders

NIHL2 South

Cardiff Fire 11-0 Wightlink Tigers

(Image permission: Steve Sutherland)

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