Invicta Dynamos lose 5-3 away to Solent Devils but hit back with a 7-3 victory over Romford Buccaneers in NIHL South Division 1; Reaction from head coach Karl Lennon
Invicta Dynamos responded to an opening-day defeat by treating their home crowd to some special goals on Sunday.
Head coach Karl Lennon wasn’t pleased with how his side applied themselves in a 5-3 loss away to Solent Devils on Saturday, in their first NIHL South Division 1 game of the season, but they produced a great offensive display to see off the Romford Buccaneers 7-3 in Gillingham on Sunday.
Brandon Chard’s quality early opener on the break set them on their way against Romford but a goal from James Laming, at the end of a to and fro first period was the pick of the bunch.
“Some of the goals we scored on Sunday were absolutely superb,” said the coach.
“The goal James Laming scored, I don’t think I have seen a better goal in that building in all of my 30 years of being in there, it was just exceptional. I was really happy for him.
“He was carrying the puck, over and across one of the defenders and as he was full speed, almost falling to the back post of the goal, he managed to put the puck into the top corner on the other side, something I could only dream of doing myself.
“There was no way I had the technical ability to do anything like that. It was a special moment and a great goal but it wasn’t the only one.
“We had an absolute cannon of a shot from Tommy Huggett to score a goal, we had Mads Thune scoring his first two goals for the team, both were really impressive finishes and young Brandon Chard scored from a beautiful breakaway, right in the first few minutes of the game.
“The offensive threat was fantastic and defensively we were pretty sound, it was just those little mistakes that invited pressure on and it was unnecessary because we were relatively comfortable throughout the majority of the game.