Comets Lose at home to Solent Amazons 2-4 after a hard fought game from both sides.
1st Period Cardiff Comets came out of the gate with fire in them looking for their next Win to secure their running to Playoffs & they got their early lead over the Amazons thanks to #7 Ella Nesic, assisted by #55 Emma Gordon @0:37 into the period. Both teams managed to hold each other off for the remainder of the 1st Period keeping the score 1-0 to the Cardiff Comets.
2nd Period saw a renewed energy in the Solent Amazons and they managed to get 2 early goals straight out of the gate thanks to #10 Louise Maillardet, assisted by #18 Francesca Hughes & #44 Charlotte Wilson @20:42 & another goal @22:00 scored by #8 Sarah Taylor, assisted by #11 Ellie Cole. The action went quiet from both side for the majority of the period, however the Amazons managed to get another goal past Cardiff Comets Netminder #96 Gemma Davies @37:08 scored by #24 Courtney Lewis, assisted by #15 Tamsin Ribton-Turner & #53 Rebecca Enerston. Cardiff Comets kept fighting to try and bring themselves back into the game and only 24 seconds after the Amazons goal they scored their 2nd goal of the game thanks to #8 Bryony Roberts, assisted by #14 Megan Lawrence & #7 Ella Nesic.
3rd Period saw both teams doing well to hold each other off from scoring any more goals but a Penalty against #13 Linda Cloutman @47:30 for Tripping gave the Comets a chance at 5 on 4 for 2 mins, however they were not able to make the most of the extra man and Amazons came back to full strength. Only 5 mins later @52:52 Cardiff Comets #22 Sally Williams gave up a Penalty for Tripping against the Amazons and it was the Amazons chance at a power-play with the Comets down to 4 on 5. Cardiff Comets managed to hold off the power-play from the Amazons but with a loss looking likely with only a few minutes until the end of the game Cardiff Comets Coach Andy Edwards pulled the Netminder to give the Comets an extra man making it 6 on 5, however they were unable to break through the tough defence of the Amazons and a quick turnover at @59:39 saw #44 Charlotte Wilson scored an Empty Net Goal from the Amazons end assisted by #10 Louise Maillardet.
The Loss against the Amazons now has the Cardiff Comets shot at making it to the Playoffs in the hands of the Basingstoke Bisons – We’ll be keeping a close eye on the results and look forward to our final game against Oxford Midnight Stars where Comets need to Win to keep their playoff chances alive.