The Sirens travelled to London on Saturday to take on Streatham Storm who were looking for their first win of the season. Sirens had a bit of a slow start against the Storm, who came out hard and fast in the first period. Storm took the lead 13 minutes into the game, followed quickly by their second goal, only 30 seconds later on the power play, to end the first period 2-0.
Sirens soon responded in the second period, where Storm were contained in their zone, opening up an opportunity for Hannah Martin to blast a shot from the point to get the ladies back in the game. However, the Storm quickly retaliated less than a minute later to put them 2 goals ahead. The pressure was on for the Sirens who then bagged themselves a second with some nice play from Aniko Gaal who calmly passed through to Jodie Attrill, hitting the back of the net. Storm then tried to break out and were cleanly intercepted by defence, Peri Edmiston who skated end to end to equalise for Sirens, before the period end.
With the third period all to play for and where penalties were only being called against Sirens, it was an end to end battle for both teams. With 8 minutes to go a defensive error gave Storm’s Parris Moore, the opportunity to put Storm back in the lead. As the Sirens tried to get back into the game, the clock was counting down and Storm refused to give up. Unfortunately the Sirens were issued a 2 minute penalty for hooking giving Storm the advantage once again. They took their chance and Rachel Morse shot top shelf to secure Storm’s win.
Player of the Game was awarded to Hannah Martin and Spirit of the Game went to Jodie Milsom. The Sirens travel to Oxford this Sunday to take on the Midnight Stars at 7.10pm