THUNDER’S impressive run of results continued on Sunday with a 7-1 victory at Slough ENL Jets in the National League South Cup.
That made it three wins in a row after a 5-1 home victory over Bracknell Hornets in Division One South a week earlier, and 14-2 thrashing previous to that. They may have struggled in the league so far this year, but Thunder’s Cup exploits have certainly been encouraging.
Goals from Harrison Goode and Connor Goode gave Thunder a 2-0 lead by the first break, and the away side upped the tempo during the second period as Jets’ defence struggled to stop the onslaught on Simon Johnston’s goal.
The Goode brothers added two further goals by the 27th minute, before a brace from man of the match Nidal Phillips made it 6-0 by the half hour mark, made up of a powerplay goal and a short-handed break away goal.
Thunder changed netminders as Mark Woolf was replaced by Jordan Hedley, but at the other end Connor Goode completed his hat-trick just before the second break.
The only negative was that Thunder let their concentration drop in the final period and allowed Slough to score a consolation.
They will find the opposition much tougher this Sunday when high flying Chelmsford Chieftains come to Milton Keynes for another Cup game. Face-off is at 6.30pm.