Altrincham Aces 23/03/86

Lee Valley Lions -v- Altrincham Aces (A)
23/03/86 (Win 5-4)

Lee Valley Lions Altrincham Aces
02
03
05
07
10
11
12 14 15
16
17
20
27
82
Eddie Joseph
Gary Bayliss
Geof Williams (C)
Peter Doig
Ari Arvila (I)
Ludek Smelik
Erskine Douglas
Andy Leggatt
Mike Allard
John Heneghan
Martin Bergin
Chris Leggatt (A)
Janne Lehti (I)
Vesa Pennanen (G, I)
01
02
03
04
05 06
07
08
09 10
11
12
14
16
18
20
24
Dunford (G)
Collier
S Shepherd
P Bayliss
Paul
D Shepherd
Broadhurst
Moss
Snagg
Fleury
Gauthier
Epps
Hall
Alleyne
Derbyshire
Sims (C)
Mortimer

 

Goals

Penalties
Lions
Aces
Lions
Aces
Period 1:
0
1
8
6
Period 2:
2
1
8
14
Period 3:
3
2
4
4
MATCH TOTALS:
5
4
20
24

 

Lee Valley Lions
Altrincham Aces
Highest Scorer in Match:
Ari Arvila (2+1)
Gauthier (2+0)
Man of the Match Winner:
Unknown
Unknown

Additional Comments:

The match programme of 29/03/86 included a Match Report for this game which was written by Dave Smythe as follows:

“The Lions are now unbeaten on the road in the League for over a year, thanks to this thrilling 5-4 win over the Aces.

“The Aces attacked from the start, the shots on goal in the first period (34-11) really emphasises how rampant they were. But, attack as they may, they found Vesa equal to everything they shot at him. The Aces finally opened the scoring at 16:33 when their English forward, Mortimer, beat Vesa at a one-on-one. That was the only goal in a poor first period for the Lions.

“Ari Arvila equalised with a Power Play goal 5 minutes after the break, but Gauthier regain the Aces; lead with a Short-Handed effort 3 minutes later. Just 3 minutes before the next goal, the equaliser from Janne. The game really warmed up from then on, but the goalies kept the score at 2-2 until the break.

“The Lions were never headed in a traumatic final period. Lions went ahead for the first time with Ari Arvila’s goal 11 minutes into the period, but Gauthier pegged one back a minute later. Chris Leggatt soon regained Lions’ lead with a Short-Handed goal with 5 minutes left on the non-existent clock! Aces’ ‘never say die’ attitude was in evidence again 2 minutes later when Sims scored what we thought was the game-tying goal, but we were all wrong. With just 20 seconds left Ari’s face-off went to Janne who hit a shot through a ruck of players and the unlucky Dunford.”

Officials were Burton, Heighway and Johnston.