Telford Tigers 20/10/85

Lee Valley Lions -v- Telford Tigers
20/10/85 (Lose 8-11)

Lee Valley Lions Telford Tigers
02
03
04
05
06
07
09
10
13
14
16
17
19
20
27
82
Eddie Joseph
Gary Bayliss
Kelly Williams
Geof Williams
Geoff Delderfield
Peter Doig
Fred Sandford
Ari Arvila (I)
John Heneghan
Andy Leggatt
Dave Petrie
Martin Bergin
Andy Nunn
Chris Leggatt
Janne Lehti (I)
Vesa Pennanen (I)
01
03
05
07
08
09
11
12
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
John Wolfe
J Hunt
D Kennedy
Karl Creamer
G Patterson
Barry Evans
B Butler
Alan Gould
P Thomason
N Brewster
Andy Steel
M Broadhead
C Wiwchar
Mark Budz
Chuck Taylor

 

Goals
Penalties
Lions
Tigers
Lions
Tigers
Period 1:
1
3
14
10
Period 2:
3
1
2
8
Period 3:
4
7
4
2
MATCH TOTALS:
8
11
20
20

 

Lee Valley Lions
Telford Tigers
Highest Scorer in Match:
Ari Arvila (4+1)
Mark Budz (6+1)
Man of the Match Winner:
Unknown
Unknown

Additional Comments:

This was the Tigers’ first ever visit to the Den.

Referee was Cotter, Linesmen unknown.

No match report available for this game. However, the match programme of 19/10/86 contained a “Blast from the Past” column, written by Peter Cook, in which the following was shown for this Heineken Division One game:

Lions’ Scorers: Ari Arvila 4+1, Janne Lehti 1+4, Kelly Williams 1+0, Geof Williams 1+0, Andy Leggatt 1+0, John Heneghan 0+1, Martin Bergin 0+1

“Lions’ league hopes were shattered by a one-man scoring machine. Mark Budz scored 6+4 as Tigers won the first of the season’s promotion battles more comfortably than the score suggested.

“Having gone 1-3 down, Geof Williams and Ari Arvila (2) put Lions ahead 4-3. Taylor tied the game with 11 seconds left of the second period, a cruel psychological blow that finished Lions off.

“Budz scored 2+3 in the next 15 minutes as Tigers moved 4-10 ahead, seven straight goals. All Lions could do in the final five minutes was reduce the margin of defeat, pulling the score back to 8-10 before Budz wrapped up the scoring, making it 9 goals in the last 10 minutes of the game (4-5 Tigers).

“Highlight for the Lions: A spectacular goal by Kelly Williams, a photo of which has been used in the magazine ‘Slapshot’ many a time.”