Senior C League - Round 19 - Game 2
Jokers 3 - Blackhawks 1
Two goals in the third period powered the Adelaide Jokers to a 3 - 1 win over the Adelaide Blackhawks in Round 19 Senior C League play last Sunday at Thebarton.
Both teams battled through a scoreless first period, even though the Jokers held a slight edge in shots. In the second period Mark George opened the scoring for the Jokers, when he converted a nice setup play from Luke Burford to give the Jokers a one goal lead heading into the final period.
George collected his second point of the evening when he assisted on a goal by Jesse Main at the 12 minute mark of the final period to give the Green Machine a two goal lead.
The Blackhawks fought back and when Vince Jukic scored on the setup from Neil Collier and Cody McDermott, and with just six minutes to go in the match, it looked as though the final result could go either way.
The Jokers did however take control from that point on, out shooting the Hawks 11 - 2 in the period, and when Anthony Pribanic (pictured) scored the third Jokers goal with just over a minute left to play, that out the game was out of reach for the Tribe.
The victory improved the Jokers record to 8 - 5 - 1 - 0 for 26 points and third place on the five club ladder, while the Hawks dropped to 4 - 10 - 0 - 1 for 13 points and in fourth place in the standings.
The Jokers out shot the Hawks 31 - 10 with Mathew Peterson stopping all but one shot to record the win for the Jokers. Nick Siebert has a busy night blocking 28 shots for the Blackhawks and making several big stops to keep the game much closer than it could have been had the Jokers capitalised on all their scoring chances.
SCORING - No Scoring
PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 9:10 - Mark Goudge (Tripping)
SCORING - Jokers - 0:44 - Mark George (L. Burford)
PENALTIES - Jokers - 13:20 - James Burford (Illegal Hit)
SCORING - Jokers - 12:08 - Jesse Main (M. George): Blackhawks - 6:02 - Vince Jukic (N. Collier, C.McDermott): Jokers - 1:24 - Anthony Pribanic (J. Main)
PENALTIES - Jokers -12:36 - Chris Williams (Roughing): Blackhawks - 12:36 - Michael Colvin (Roughing): Blackhawks - 12:36 - Michael Colvin (Game Misconduct): Jokers - 7:57 - Chris Williams (Interference): Jokers - 0:49 - Jonathan Bannerman (Interference)
SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Jokers 9 11 11 31
Blackhawks 5 3 2 10
GOALKEEPERS - Jokers - Mathew Peterson: Blackhawks - Nick Siebert
GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Ian Hunter: Linemen - Amy Newbound & Mark Suncyzk
Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Claire Wise