Steelers win despite defensive errors

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Sheffield Steelers had to withstand a spirited fight back before conquering Fife, 5-3 last night.

They had lead by four goals with just over eight minute’s remaining and it looked being a routine home win.

However, Sheffield’s defence caved in as the Flyers netted three times in four minutes.

A fifth goal with 7 seconds remaining ended the visitors fight back and gave the home side their seventh straight league win.

After a goalless first period, two goals inside the first minute of the second period from the home side finally broke down the Flyers resolve. With 26 seconds on the clock, Mike Ramsay netted and 17 seconds later Luke Fulghum added a second. Ramsay got his second of the game at 13.07 with a powerplay strike to give the hosts a three-goal lead.

The home side added a fourth as Francis Trudel scored at 47.23 and looked to have put the Steeelrs on the road to an easy victory. But then the Flyers came roaring back as first Chris Wands at 51.40, then Toms Hartmanis 53.58 and Mike Hamilton at 55.48 all of a sudden made it a one goal game.

Having made a tremendous fight back the visitors were really up against it in the final minute. A goal behind – under penalty – and the goaltender pulled it came as no surprise it was the home side that got the next goal from the stick of Colt King at 59.53.

Period Scores: 0-0, 3-0, 2-3

Penalty Mins: She 9 - Fif 13

Powerplay: She 2/4 - Fif 0/2

Shots On: John De Caro 21 / Garrett Zemlak 42 + 1ENG

Referee: Neil Wilson

See a round up in Monday’s Star