Invicta Dynamos coach Karl Lennon reflects on heavy Southern Cup defeats by Chelmsford Chieftains and Streatham Redhawks
Invicta Dynamos’ Southern Cup hopes are effectively over after back-to-back defeats over the weekend.
Mos lost 8-2 at Chelmsford Chieftains on Saturday and 6-2 at home to table-topping Streatham Redhawks on Sunday.
With the Redhawks five from five at the summit, and a considerable goal difference advantage, Karl Lennon’s side are playing for second place in their final two matches.
Maximum points over the weekend would have kept the Dynamos in contention but a disjointed display at Chelmsford set the tone for what followed on their home ice.
Ruskin Springer-Hughes and Owen Dell scored against the Chieftains.
Dell was also on target against the Redhawks, along with Stanislav Lascek.
“Ultimately, it’s a very disappointing weekend from our side,” said coach Lennon.
“We were pretty poor in different parts of each game and that cost us.
“We couldn’t argue that on both days we were beaten by the better side and it’s pretty devastating for us because I know on our day we can compete with both of them.
“Just recently we haven’t been able to do that so it’s time for reflection and trying to put that behind us.
“We’d had a pretty good start in the competition, with three wins from four, and if we’d got two wins it would have put us in a great position moving into the final few games.
“On Saturday we were poor in the first five to 10 minutes.
“We got a little better and it was only 2-1 after the first period but we hadn’t played well at all, in my honest opinion.
“They were very systematic in their approach, very strong in their performance and defensively very sound, and we just kept making silly little mistakes.
“We were turning pucks over in dangerous spaces and playing stray passes here and there and they took full advantage.”