Redwings downed by the Scimitars
GRIMSBY Redwings Under 14s went down narrowly to a strong Sheffield Scimitars outfit at the city's Ice Arena.
The Redwings took a reduced squad to the Steel City for the second game of the season.
The hosts, on the other hand, had the luxury of having a large squad of players to call upon.
But it was Grimsby who struck first, with Charlie Blissett shooting cleanly from long range.
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However, within a minute, Sheffield had levelled when a shot went through the legs of Grimsby netminder Tim Lyons.
Sheffield had dominated possession in the opening exchanges, but it took them until the 14th minute of the game to take the lead.
After breaking up a Grimsby attack, the Sheffield players launched an attack
Lyons made a good initial save, but with him lying on his back, a Sheffield attacker reacted first to clip the rebound home.
The home side came out strong in the second period and scored shortly after the restart with a well-worked move.
However, a few minutes later, Kieran Robertson pulled one back for The Redwings when he placed a fine shot into the top-corner over the netminder's glove.
But they were only able to keep Sheffield at bay for five minutes until they scored their fourth of the match.
A mix-up from the Redwings gifted the puck to Sheffield in front of goal and they took full advantage.
Both teams grabbed a goal a piece in the third period with Blissett on the scoresheet for the Redwings.
In the fourth, Sheffield gave away two penalties to hand Grimsby the advantage of a double powerplay.
However, the Scimitars' defence stayed strong and they couldn't break them down as the game finished 5-3.