Slough Jets 5-13 Invicta Dynamos
Slough Jets 5-13 Invicta Dynamos

The Invicta Dynamos got pre-season underway with an away victory against the Slough Jets on Saturday night.

Coach Kevin Parrish paraded his new roster which included everyone apart from Tom McKinnon and Callum Best.

The first period started with the Kent side the most lively, with new import forward Edmund Piacka twice testing home netminder Matt Smital. At the other end Mos’ netminder Adam Long produced a smart save from Lukas Smital who at the time looked certain to score against the run of play. Not long after successfully defending a Louis Colvin boarding penalty the Dynamos edged in front – Martins Susters showing what quality he’ll be bringing to the Mos attack this season with a brilliant drive beyond Smital on 09:46 with Piacka claiming the assist.

On 14 minutes Anthony Leone was penalised for hooking leaving the Mos to defend another penalty – which the Slough Jets took full advantage from by levelling through Lukas Smital on 15:01, the player-coach lurking at the far stick to beat Long for 1-1. However, it took only seconds for the Mos to edge back in front – Susters receiving the puck from Piacka to fired past Smital for 2-1. Not long after reliable D-man Ondrej Zosiak grabbed his first goal of the night in the 17th minute for the Mos to secure a two goal cushion and end the first period at 3-1 to the good.

The second period had the Mos defending another penalty, Colvin again the guilty man but that wouldnt stop the away side scoring on the shorthand – Cameron Bartlett scoring unassisted to get his Mos career off to a flyer. Harry Harcup briefly reduced the deficit when he fired beyond Long for 2-4 on 22:44 but only for the Mos to score again 7 seconds later through Suskers hat-trick goal. The Dynamos were a constant menace to the Jets with their quick play passing and running onto the puck and they grabbed another shorthanded goal through Zosiak who double his goal tally and putting the Mos in a comfortable position at 2-6 It would be a further 8 minutes the Jets withheld the Mos but Grant Bartlett struck his first Invicta goal on 34:19 – assisted by his twin brother . The Jets did however score again for 3-7 just before the end of the 2nd period through Daniel Rose.

The final frame another debutant for the Mos score, this time Andrew Munro bulging the Jets net (3-8) and then twins Cameron and Grant Bartlett combined again for Cameron to double his tally and strike Mos 9th goal on 46:21. Ryan Handisides grabbed Slough a 4th goal in the 49th minute but Edmund Piacka soon had the Dynamos into double figures in the 60th minute, assisted by Susters and 16 year old Own Dell.

Hardworking Louis Colvin got reward for a grating performace on 50:46 with Mos 11th goal, Cameron Bartlett assisting and then a minute later youngsters Stedman and Dell combined for Dell to strike his first goal for 4-12. Nathan Darmanin grabbed a consolation 5th goal for the hosts and they could have had a 6th in the final minute however Sam Talbot missed his penalty shot – only for Ondrej Zosiak to then grab his hat-trick on 59:54, Brandon Miles the provider.

So a 13-5 victory for the new look Invicta Dynamos with netminder Adam Long picking-up the man of the match award.