Invicta Dynamos 7-2 Cardiff Fire
Invicta Dynamos 7-2 Cardiff Fire

The Invicta Dynamos got back to winning ways on Sunday night with a comprehensive 7-2 win against Cardiff Fire.

Kevin Parrish’s side were still licking their wounds from their 7-1 loss at Swindon Wildcats the night before, but knew they should overpower their Welsh opponents.

Without the services of Tom Long, Justin Robinson, Harrison Lillis and Seb Downing, the Dynamos took to the ice with a still strong looking roster.

It took them just 20 seconds to open the scoring, with Ashley Jackson given too much time and space to line up a backhanded shot over the shoulder of the Cardiff netminder.

Any thoughts it was going to be just one way traffic were dented in the ninth minute though as the Dynamos lost George Hoang, given a five minute and match penalty for a check from behind.

Despite being numerically disadvantaged for a number of occasions throughout the first period, the home side resisted until the 14th minute when Cardiff levelled through Stratford.

A couple of minutes later and the home side were back in front, Jaroslav Cesky set up by Louis Colvin to tap home.

A disjointed start to the second period saw the scoresheet untroubled, but the Dynamos finally made it 3-1 in the 33rd minute as Jackson darted out from behind the Fire net to prod home.

Just a minute later and the Dynamos lost their second player to a match penalty, this time Josh Condren was ejected from the game for kicking his opponent.

Despite being lower on number now, the Dynamos made it 4-1 just a minute later as Callum Fowler fired home from close range.

With the score 4-1 to the Dynamos going into the final period, Cardiff threw everything at the home side to reduce the arrears and they did just that in the 45th minute, Tamas Elias tapping past Damien King.

The Dynamos however made full use of a powerplay to make it 5-2 in the 46th minute with Ashley Jackson bagging his hat-trick, roofing over Lawday in the Fire goal.

It took until the 50th minute for the Dynamos to extend their lead further, Mason Webster stabbing home at the second attempt.

The cherry was put on the cake two minutes later as Cesky bagged his second of the night to the delight of the home support.

Victory for the Dynamos sees them sit 7th in the NIHL 1 South, with fourth placed Swindon Wildcats coming to Gillingham next Sunday evening for the Kent club’s only game of the weekend.