I type this as a happy Phoenix fan! It has been a little while since I drove back from Deeside with a big grin on my face.
A win against Hull Pirates is perhaps not that unexpected but it was something of a trouncing of the Humberside villains. A game not without its controversy but a thorough and convincing road win.
Many a Phoenix fan was of the view that the new plexi at Deeside would be the highlight of the evening and that the Tigers might just come in and throw body after body at it until they took the points. And to say that this was the Tigers complete with Weaver and Silverthorn? What hope would we have?
I suppose this is where keeping the faith comes in. It took a some doing but Phoenix could smell blood when the first goal went in and when the Tigers netminder fell for the same trick twice inside a minute, Phoenix made darned sure to make the most of it.
A good night at the office and what felt like a return to strong team plays.
Maynard was MOM for Tigers.
Aaltonen was MOM for Phoenix. It was between him, Gron and Fone. Aaltonen deserved it on the basis of it being 3 periods of sharp plays.
A barn-stormer. Plain and simple.
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