Mixed fortunes for Steeldogs

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SHEFFIELD Steeldogs were unable to build on a 2-1 away wion at Milton Keynes Lightning, stumbling at home the next day by the same score to Slouth Jets.

The defeat meant Dogs failed in their final attempt to take league points off Slough Jets this season, the only opposition team to achieve this.

On Sunday, it was a tight game until the arrival of a short-handed break-away goal at 33:52 from the Jet’s top scorer, Frantisek Bakrlik.

Steeldogs managed to break goalie Greg Rockman’s shut-out as Lee Haywood tied the game at 41:02, assisted by Andre Payette.

Steeldogs squandered a Power Play opportunity, only to allow Jets the to take the lead shortly at 45:43 as Bakrlik claimed his second.

Despite out-shooting the Jets two to one, Steeldogs could not create the equaliser and so allowed the Jets a clean-sweep of the points in this series.

MOMs went to Haywood and Rockman.

On Saturday, Dogs opened the scoring after some excellent passing by Ben Morgan to Lubomir Korhon, whose tape to tape pass found Edgars Bebris, who buried the puck past Stephen Wall at 2:49.

MK levelled at 34:51 after Steeldogs had killed off a 5-on-3 penalty and were in the closing stages of the remaining 5-on-4 PK.

With a tiring defence and MK slowly closing in on net, Adam Carr finally beat Dalibor Sedlar during a melee around his net

But Payette’s men claimed the winner in overtime as MOM Morgan converted another great pass from Korhon.