LUKE Fulghum spared Sheffield Steelers’ blushes with two goals in a 5-3 win at bottom club Fife Flyers
The champions needed three goals in the final period turned a defeat into a win after their loss the night before at Brahead Clan.
A powerplay goal from Danny Stewart put the Flyers in front at 22.20. They then doubled their lead with another powerplay goal this time from Frantisek Bakrlik at 28.47.
Steelers then got themselves going as they tied it up with two goals in as many minutes. The first of these came from Jason Hewitt at 30.05 and then Fulghum on the powerplay at 32.15.
However, Stewart was to have the final say in the period as he netted on the powerplay again at 34.45 to give the home side a 3-2 lead.
Sheffield were level for a second time as Fulghum with his second of the game found the net at 44.41. Then at 51.56 Colt King put the visitors in front for the first time in the game. With time running out Flyers pulled the goal tender for the extra man in an effort to take the game to overtime. However, it was Sheffield who took advantage of the empty net as Jeff Legue fired into it at 59.23.
A victory - but not a champion performance against a side on a 12-match losing streak.
Period Scores: 0-0, 3-2, 0-3
Pen Mins: Fif 20 - She 26
Powerplay: Fif 3/8 She 1/11
Shots On: Garrett Zemlak 43+1 ENG – John DeCaro 31
Referee: Michael Hicks
Read a full weekend wrap-up in The Star on Monday.