11.18 Henry, Brittle, McKenzie E
42.24 Bruce, Watkins, McKinney E
50.31 Janak, McKenzie, Henry PP
17.26 Emersic, Carr, Clarke E
18.07 Towalski, Wales, McPherson E
34.23 Farn, Brittle, Poole E
6.48 Watkins, 2 mins, Hooking
12.34 Watkins, 2 mins, tripping
38.01 Jones, 2 mins, hooking
59.21 Watkins, 2 mins, interference
3.48 Clarke, 2 mins, slashing
11.45 Kalgoum, 2 mins, hooking
30.56 Wales, 10 mins, abuse of official
44.53 Zatopek, 2 mins, intereference
49.57 Carr, 2 mins, hooking
53.40 Farn, 2 mins, interference
Shots on Goal
Telford – Ryan – 20, 10, 8 = 38
MKL – Mettam – 8, 4, 14 = 26
Referee – Dave Goodwin
Linesmen – Paul Brookes, Roy Hamilton
Telford Tigers were tamed as Lightning kept up their late run for fourth spot in the English Premier League with a 4-3 victory – but they had to come from behind to do it.
Telford could make nothing of a third minute slashing call on Gary Clarke but they did manage to take the lead on 11mins 18secs through a Luke Brittle assisted strike by Joe Henry.
The visitors got back on terms on 17mins 25secs thanks to Blaz Emersic’s goal assisted by Adam Carr.
And before Telford had time recover Michael Wales set up Matt Towalski to put Lightning in the driving seat at 18mins 7secs.
Lightning totally dominated the second period but all they had to show for their efforts was a goal by defenceman Michael Farn – assisted by goalie Alex Mettam on 34mins 23secs.
That came a couple of minutes after Wales was given a 10 minute misconduct call for abuse of an official.
Tigers’ player coach Tom Watkins was the supplier as Josh Bruce reduced the deficit to one goal within 2mins 24secs of the start of the third period.
However Adam Brittle, assisted by Monir Kalgoum, took the tally to 4-2 on 49mins 14secs.
Tigers were given a powerplay chance when Carr was called for hooking in the 49th minute and they made the most of it with Tomas Janak scoring at 50mins 31secs.
The hosts called a late time out but could not find an equalising goal.