NIHL South round-up: Chinn trio sends Redskins to final

Streatham Redskins and Chelmsford Chieftains will contest this year’s NIHL1 South Cup final after successfully negotiating their last-four ties.

Redskins followed up a 1-0 home leg success against Invicta Dynamos with an impressive 5-3 victory in the return game – Nick Chinn (above) topped the scoring in the second leg with a hat-trick.

Ross Brears grabbed the equaliser for the Chieftains as they drew 1-1 against Wightlink Raiders in the first leg of their semi-final, before they sealed their place in the final with a comfortable 6-0 home victory in the reverse fixture – Danny Hammond (2) led their scoring.

London Raiders snapped their long winless streak with an 8-2 victory at home to MK Thunder – Marek Nahlik and Tom Davis both scored twice – but they failed to follow up at Bracknell as the Hornets secured an 8-5 success.

Jamie Hayes hit a hat-trick for Cardiff Devils NIHL in their 5-2 home win against Oxford City Stars, while Andrew Magee (2) led the way for Solent Devils in their 6-6 draw at MK Thunder.

Dale Jowett and Nathan Pollard both bagged hat-tricks from Peterborough Islanders as they cruised to a 12-0 victory at Slough Jets.

Cardiff Fire won 5-1 at home to Swindon Wildcats NIHL – Robert Sedlak and Jordan Powell both scored twice.

Loris Taylor (2) led the scoring for the Wildcats in their 3-1 home success against Bristol Pitbulls, while Basingstoke Buffalo romped to a 15-4 home victory against Wightlink Tigers.

NIHL1 South Cup semi-finals

First leg

Streatham Redskins 1-0 Invicta Dynamos (Cup)
Wightlink Raiders 1-1 Chelmsford Chieftains (Cup)

Second leg

Chelmsford Chieftains 6-0 Wightlink Raiders (Cup)
Invicta Dynamos 3-5 Streatham Redskins (Cup)

NIHL1 South

Bracknell Hornets 8-5 London Raiders
Cardiff Devils NIHL 5-2 Oxford City Stars
London Raiders 8-2 MK Thunder
MK Thunder 6-6 Solent Devils

NIHL2 South

Basingstoke Buffalo 15-4 Wightlink Tigers
Cardiff Fire 5-1 Swindon Wildcats NIHL
Slough Jets 0-12 Peterborough Islanders
Swindon Wildcats NIHL 3-1 Bristol Pitbulls

(Image permission: Rick Webb)

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