Turner returns to haunt Chieftains in derby

First published in Local Sport

IT WAS a disappointing end to two games of ice hockey last weekend as former Chieftain Matt Turner broke Chelmsford hearts with nine seconds left on the clock on Sunday night to tie the game at 5-5 after a bad-tempered game at Romford Raiders.

Danny Hammond, Julius Sinkovic and Gary Clarke all netted in the first period, but replies from Juraj Huska and Shaun Yardley left it nicely poised at 3-2 at the first break.

Billy Phillips scored the only goal of the second period to make it 3-3.

A brace from Ross Brears in the third period, either side of a Julian Smith goal, put the Chieftains 5-4 ahead and things looked like they would end that way before Turner netted.

The night before it was a comfortable time in South London as the Chieftains ran in eight goals to beat a lacklustre Streatham side.

Goals from Sinkovic, Brears, Cameron Bartlett and four from Clarke as well as a goal at 59:59 from Tibor Schneider showed the dominance the Essex side showed throughout the game.

The Chieftains are in third place in the league behind Romford and Wightlink.

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