Sens need more… Lions Roar

The 2J Design Sheffield Senators suffered their 2nd defeat inside 6 days at the hands of the league leading Nottingham Lions.

The Sens started brightly and caused some problems in the opening encounters, they eventually took the lead on the powerplay around the 10 minute mark when Jonathan Kirk skilfully slotted home a slap shot from the point.  The period continued back and forth with both sides creating chances.  Jamie Pyewell was judged to take down Joe Wightman as he went through on goal, but Sens goalie Mark Hartley stood strong, saving the resulting penalty shot.  As the period came to a close the Sens had a 1 goal advantage on the board.

The second period started in similar fashion to the first as both sides tested each other out.  Both goalies were called in to action and held strong until around the 6th minute mark when Nottingham equalised.  The score remained this way until the 39th minute when Lions scoring sensation Ollie Betteridge found the net to give the visitors the lead heading in to the intermission.

The Sens will want to forget the next 20 minutes of play as the Lions took took the game away scoring 4 unanswered goals.

The game ended 1-6 to the Lions, who continue their impressive start to the 2012/2013 cqmpaign and still remain unbeaten.

Sens coach Andy Ellis added “Nottingham deserved the win tonight, but they’re not 5 goals better than us.  I would say 2-3 goals conceded tonight happened because we broke down and didn’t work hard enough.  It is the first time I’ve seen guys give up and it was disappointing to see.  40 minutes in, we had a great chance, then something changed and we quit.  I won’t tolerate lack off effort.  We will recover from this, but it makes next weekend even tougher, as Hull and Solihull aren’t teams you want to face when you’re confidence is down.  I’ll make sure I do my best to pick the guys up starting at practice on Monday and then following on into the weekend.” 

The Sens next home game is on Saturday 10th November vs Hull Stingrays, Face off is 4:30pm, tickets are priced as follows:

£4 – Adult
£2 – Concession
£8 – Family ticket
Free – Sheffield Academy Players*
£2 – Sheffield Academy Parents*

*Sheffield Academy Players will be admitted free upon production of their Player ID Card & accompanying parents will be admitted at concession rate of £2


Movember collection boxes will be on the ticket desk, please feel free to donate to this great charity.  There will alsobe an additional raffle prize consisting of official Movember merchandise.


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