Seven heaven for in-form Lightning

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Lightning put the disappointment of Sunday’s heavy defeat at English Premier League leaders Guildford Flames behind them when they recorded an impressive 7-5 success at Sheffield Steeldogs on Wednesday night.

This time it was Lightning’s turn to score seven goals as they closed to within one point of third placed Manchester Phoenix going into the final few weeks of the season.

Winning the last two meetings between the sides, Sheffield have caused Nick Poole’s men problems in recent times, but a storming second period display saw Lightning secure a vital two points – with six different scorers on the night.

Strikes from Janne Jokila and Adam Carr saw Lightning into a 2-0 lead in south Yorkshire, but the home side hit back to level the game by the end of the first period.

Steeldogs took the lead early in the second, only for Adam Brittle to level the scores shortly afterwards.

Brittle then fired the visitors back in front three minutes later, and just 36 seconds on there was daylight between the sides as Leigh Jamieson scored to put Lightning 5-3 to the good.

And things got even better for Poole’s men a couple of minutes further into the second period when Kamil Tvrdek got his name on the scoresheet with 32 minutes on the clock.

Lightning then got a seventh goal before the middle session was out – Blaz Emersic the scorer to make it 7-3 to the visitors going into the final 20 minutes of the game.

Steeldogs fought back with two goals in the third period, but the damage had been done and Lightning celebrated a fifth away success in six games.

Lightning host Swindon Wildcats this Saturday night before travelling to Peterborough Phantoms the next day.