Solent & Gosport Devils aim to make it a horror for Cardiff

Kent Johnson
Kent Johnson
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Bragging rights are on offer at Forest Way tomorrow as Cardiff arrive for a devilish battle (6.30pm).

After the tricks of Halloween on Wednesday night, Solent & Gosport Devils are hoping to serve up a treat for their home fans.

Winless so far in National League south division one, the hosts are determined to get off the mark.

And what better way than victory over a Cardiff side who are also known as the Devils.

Who will prove most evil on the ice tomorrow night remains to be seen.

But the home side are desperate to put last weekend’s 10-4 defeat to Romford Raiders behind them.

It was their 10th consecutive loss since they romped to the south division two title last term.

But once again the Devils showed early promise.

Kent Johnson opened the scoring for the hosts in the third minute – and they kept their noses in front until the Raiders levelled on nine minutes.

In a match littered with penalties, Romford moved ahead on 17 minutes.

And then, with five goals in 12 minutes, they took command.

The Raiders were 8-1 in front before Mitchell Murray pulled a goal back for the Devils.

And it was 10-2 before Johnson and George Norcliffe restored a little pride in the dying minutes.