The Sens went into the game against Hull Jets on the back if a disappointing loss to Altrincham the week
before and we hoping to put right their failures from that game.
Hull are a team that are dangerous on the break and the Sens knew they had to be wary of this throughout
the game, with the leagues top scorer Richard Haggar putting up impressive numbers and the return of
Kieran Beach from Hull’s NIHL 1 side.
The puck dropped and the game was quite end-to-end with Hull, as expected, hoping to make the most of
their breaks and this proved to be the case when after 7 minutes the Jets scored the first goal of the game.
Just 3 minutes later Hull scored the second goal of the game with the Jets top line of Haggar, Beach and
Robinson combining again on a powerplay. Sens had some good chances, but could not breach the
defensive lines until a powerplay opporutnity with some nice passing play to Lewis Otley who took a shot
from the point and was tipped in by Tom Humphries to make it 1-2 20 seconds before the end of the second.
The start of the second and the Sens picked up right where they left off as Tom Proctor scored after just
16 seconds to tie the game and further pressure after this appeared to swing the game in their favour, but
they could not take advantage of this. 3 minutes later a bad angle shot by ex-Sen Cam King found its way
past Mark Hartley givving Hull the advantage again 3-2. No further goals were scored for just over 13 minutes
and then 4 came in quick succession, 3 for the Jets and Tom Humphries scoring for the Sens making it
3-6; this appears to be a theme over the season so far with goals coming far too close together and
something that they need to sort out if they want to put some pressure on teams at the top of the league.
Into the third and Hull scored their seventh of the night after 20 seconds of the restart and followed with
their eigth 5 minute later. This totally took the wind out of the Sens and they looked deflated, but did manage
to pull one back with Tom Humphries completing his hat-trick on a powerplay opportunity, but Hull scored
another two before the end of the game – the final score being 4-10.
Mark Hartley – 33/10 69.70%
Dean Bowater – 28/4– 85.71%
Tom Humphries – 3+0 Tom Proctor – 1+0 Lewis Otley & Ryan Fraley – 0+2
Tyler Nixon, Arran Bell, Elliott Knell & Shaun Wild – 0+1
MOTM – Tom Humphries