Goals galore for MK Thunder

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MK Thunder took three points from a possible four in an almost perfect weekend for the squad.

On Saturday Thunder produced a near perfect performance against Invicta Dynamos, they showed more drive, determination and focus than the home team and thoroughly deserved the win.

But they had to settle for a share of the points a day later, thrashing out a 3-3 draw with Wightlink Raiders, in which they were unlucky not to take home the win.

There was no luck involved in the 6–2 victory which was based on solid defence and incisive counter attacking.

Thunder took a quick two goal advantage when Tom Mboya opened the scoring, before Jamie Line doubled the lead two minutes later.

Callum Fowler reduced Dynamos’ arrears to just a goal when he rattled home, but Mboya restored Thunder’s two goal advantage as the sides went in for the second period.

But the second remained scoreless as both sides looked to catch their breath again.

Thunder thought they’d gone 4-1 up in the opening minute of the final period, but Harrison Goode’s effort was chalked off as the referees pulled play back.

They didn’t have to wait long before it was 4-1 though, as Mark Lee fired home.

Tom Castle and Alex Whyte both scored for Thunder in the closing stages, while Dynamos scored a late consolation.

Raiders were the visitors to the MK Arena on Sunday night, and played their part in a thrilling six-goal draw.

Raiders took the lead in the first, before Ryan Coffey equalised early in the second.

Raiders restored their lead only to be pegged back by Coffey once more.

Goode then fired Thunder into the lead in the final period, but Raiders this time managed to spoil the party to leave with a share of the points.