Senior A League - Round 12 Game 2
Falcons 6 - Redwings 2
A four goal second period lifted the Adelaide Falcons to a 6 - 2 win over the second place Adelaide Redwings in Senior A League action last week at Thebarton.
The Falcons took the lead late in the first period when Reece Boundy scored the first of his two goals, on a setup from Matt Noble and Mitch Kelleher, and from that point forward, they pretty much had things their way.
Big Blue then continued their offensive attack in the second period, building up a four goal lead before the Wings finally scored with just over five minutes left in the middle frame.
Noble, added a goal to go with his assist, with Sean Castellano, Darren Stockburger (pictured ) , and James Hearne all chipping in on the score sheet.
The Wings lacked spark throughout the match, with the Falcons controlling the majority of play and outshooting their rivals 31 - 14.
A late goal in the second period from Reggie Mattchoss, and then Chad McMurren’s goal in the closing seconds was all the Wings fans had to cheer about.
Ian Hunter, blocked 12 of the 14 shots directed his way to earn the win for the Falcons, while Jo Phillis was kept busy blocking 25 of 31 drives in the Redwings net.
The win by the Falcons has really made things interesting in the Senior A division, with the first place Tigers only three points in front of the second place Wings, and then the Falcons, and Blackhawks within striking distance of the top three finals spots.
The last place Jokers too, are still not out of the race, having recently added some promising junior players into their lineup and are now making a run for the third and final playoff spot.
Getting good seats during the A League finals race could prove to be the hottest tickets at The Ice Arena Box office in the coming weeks.
SCORING - Falcons - 1:36 - Reece Boundy (M. Noble, M. Kelleher)
PENALTIES - No Penalties
SCORING - Falcons - 16:42 - Sean Castellano (K. Harris, C. Mitchell): Falcons - 15:41 - Darren Stockburger (T. Reese): Falcons - 13:06 - James Hearne (R. Bloomfield, P. Phillips): Redwings - 5:25 - Reggie Mattchoss (J. Pellerin): Falcons - 2:16 - Matt Noble (D. Stockburger)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 8:26 - Tyson Boundy (Illegal Hit)
SCORING - Falcons - 0:56 - Reece Boundy (B.Kavanagh, C.Mitchell): Redwings - 0:15 - Chad McMurren (J. Rillera)
PENALTIES - Falcons - 16:57 - Ian Hunter (Interference)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Redwings 5 5 4 14
Falcons 8 11 12 31
GOALKEEPERS - Redwings - Jo Phillis: Falcons - Ian Hunter
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Jamie Holland : Linesmen - Adam Wise & Mark Gaspari
Scorer - Sarah Wise: Time Keeper - Nicola Reese