WINGS DUMP FALCONS AS A-LEAGUE INTENSIFIES
Senior A League - Round 19 - Game 1
Redwings 4 - Falcons 1
The Adelaide Redwings jumped out to an early two goal lead after the opening period and from there went on to win a 4 - 1 victory over the Adelaide Falcons in hotly contested Senior A League action last week at Thebarton.
Jeff Pellerin led the Wings with two goals, with Mark Godfrey (pictured) and Tyson Boundy adding singles. The win improved the Wings A League record to 6 - 7 - 0 - 1 for 19 points placing them in fourth place, one point in back of the third place Falcons , and two points in front of the last place Jokers. With only the top three teams going into the Final Round, action is intense as the final minor rounds wind down.
Godfrey, and Boundy opened the scoring late in the opening period, and from there the Wings controlled most of the play, however both sides skated through a scoreless second period.
Matt Noble scored early in the third period for the Falcons, when he took a pass from Darren Stockburger and Pete Phillips to spoil Wings’ goalie Jo Phillis shut-out bid.
The Wings outshot the Falcons 33 - 18 with Phillis blocking 17 to get the win, while young Falcons star goalie Seb Woodlands stopped 29 shots in the loss.
The Wings and Falcons are both back in Senior A League action next Sunday 27 August when they play the Blackhawks in a 3:45pm match, while the Falcons meet the Jokers in a 5:15pm start.
SCORING - Redwings - 2:21 - Mark Godfrey (C. Pope, M. Gardiner): Redwings - 0:56 - Tyson Boundy (R. Mattchoss, N. Dukovac)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 11:13 - Peter Migless (Holding)
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Redwings - 5:25 - Reggie Mattchoss (Hooking): Falcons - 2:00 - Andy Scott (Tripping)
SCORING - Falcons - 18:02 - Matt Noble (D.Stockburger, P. Phillips): Redwings - 8:59 - Jeff Pellerin (J. Rillera, R. Mattchoss): Redwings - 0:15 - Jeff Pellerin (unassitsed)
PENALTIES - Redwings - 0:02 - Tyson Boundy (Slashing)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Falcons 4 7 7 18
Redwings 16 13 4 33
GOALKEEPERS - Falcons - Seb Woodlands: Redwings - Jo Phillis
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Ian Hunter: Linesmen - Damian Smith & Dave Gal
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Claire Wise