The newly formed Slough Sirens Ladies ice hockey team got their season off to a winning start with a 3-2 home win against the Oxford City Midnight Stars.
Sirens led at the end of the 1st period with a well taken goal from Jodie Attrill with assists going to Lauren Bradburn and Peri Edmiston.
However, Oxford came out flying at the start of the 2nd period and rattled in two quick fire goals that were less than thirty seconds apart. Katerina Lossnitzer was on hand to fire in both goals for the visitors. Just over mid-way through 2nd, Sirens were back on level terms with Peri Edmiston poking the puck home from close range after some neat passing with Attrill.
The early stages of the 3rd period was end to end with both net-minders called in to action and both making some big saves to keep the score level. The breakthrough came however in the 50th minute, after some great pressure from the Sirens. Elise Willoughby fought hard to win the puck in the corner, feeding to Jodie Attrill who then passed to Aniko Gaal and she calmly slotted the puck top shelf.
With only 10 minutes remaining, Oxford were pushing forward in search of an equaliser but the Slough defence stood firm giving the ladies their first win of the season in Women’s Division 1 South.
Player of the Game for the Sirens was awarded to Aniko Gáal. Sirens’ next home game is Sunday 14th October when they take on the Peterborough Penguins.