NIHL South round-up: Chieftains tighten their grip at the top

Chelmsford Chieftains extended their lead at the top of NIHL1 South to seven points after recording a pair of victories.

Jake Sylvester (3) topped the scoring in the Chieftains’ 6-0 win at London Raiders, while Danny Hammond bagged four in their 9-5 home success against MK Thunder.

London bounced back from the defeat against the Chieftains with a 7-2 victory at Bracknell Hornets – Slavomir Buda bagged a hat-trick for the Raiders.

Invicta Dynamos’ title hopes were dealt a big blow as they lost 8-2 at Solent Devils and 3-1 on home ice against Streatham IHC.

Oxford City Stars had a mixed weekend, winning 7-0 at Streatham before crashing 10-4 at home to Solent.

Peterborough Islanders retained their unbeaten record in D2S with a 5-2 home win against Haringey Racers.

Ross Brears (3) led the way for Chelmsford Chieftains in their 5-2 success at home to Invicta Mustangs, while Bristol Pitbulls eased to a 6-1 home success against Lee Valley Lions.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL1 South

Bracknell Hornets 2-7 London Raiders
Chelmsford Chieftains 9-5 MK Thunder
Invicta Dynamos 1-3 Streatham IHC
London Raiders 0-6 Chelmsford Chieftains
Oxford City Stars 4-10 Solent Devils
Solent Devils 8-2 Invicta Dynamos
Streatham IHC 0-7 Oxford City Stars

NIHL2 South

Bristol Pitbulls 6-1 Lee Valley Lions
Chelmsford Warriors 5-2 Invicta Mustangs
Peterborough Islanders 5-2 Haringey Racers

(Image permission: John Scott)

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