Phantoms record a deserved win to spoil Wall’s Bison debut
BASINGSTOKE ...............2 PHANTOMS ....................5 STEPHEN Wall probably felt like the kid who didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas as Phantoms battled to a brilliant Boxing Day win.
After quitting last month to end five straight seasons at the Peter- borough Arena, Wall has resurfaced between the pipes for Bison. But Phantoms ensured him a dismal debut at the Silverdome with another powerful away display.
Player-coach Chris Allen missed the game with a foot injury, but his team delivered their third straight win thanks to goals from Maris Ziedins, Robbie, Brown, James Ferrara, Ondrej Lauko and Luke Ferrra.
Allen said: “I am really proud of the effort the boys put in against Bison, especially as we were missing Will Weldon from the first period in.
“It was not easy watching but the guys did a great job and it was nice to see Damien King come out on top against Wall. That will do his confidence a lot of good.”
Maris Ziedins enjoyed a goalscoring return from injury to ensure Phantoms took the first period honours with his powerplay marker.
Efforts from Brown, Luke Ferrara and Lauko - who scored against his former club to take his tally in a Phantoms jersey to seven in six - put Phantoms in control.
Marcel Petran did manage to pull one back for Bison as the second ended 4-2. But the added insurance of a Luke Ferrara goal in the final act meant Daniel Volrab’s effort was not enough to deny Phantoms a deserved victory.
ON TARGET: Luke Ferrara scored in both games.