Search

London Haringey Racers start 2016 in style with two victories and 20 goals

PUBLISHED: 19:31 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 19:31 05 January 2016

Solomon Smith (left) scores his first goal for Haringey against Invicta Mustangs

Solomon Smith (left) scores his first goal for Haringey against Invicta Mustangs

Archant

London Haringey Racers began the new year in style, scoring 20 goals to win two league games in two days and move up to third place in NIHL South Two East.

Josh Ealey-Newman and Josh Abbott both scored four times in a 13-3 victory over Invicta Mustangs at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, while Chris Norris netted on his debut and Solomon Smith and Jack Ball struck their first senior goals for the club.

The Racers then triumphed 7-4 at Lee Valley on Sunday, with Abbott hitting a brace and Drew Campbell also registering twice.

The four points gained took Haringey above Slough Jets, who they will now face in back-to-back clashes – first away and then at home – on Saturday and Sunday.

It took Norris just eight minutes to open his account for the Racers on Saturday, stuffing the puck home after good work by Ben Osborne.

Ealey-Newman made it 2-0 late in the first period after Abbott had won the puck off the draw and, although Aaron Ferris briefly halved the deficit early in the second, the Racers were soon back on top.

Campbell played Ealey-Newman in to beat Mustangs netminder Jussi Lynch Grut and Abbott drifted inside to find the top corner before Dan Clayton made it 5-1 and Ealey-Newman completed his hat-trick.

Goals from Campbell and Abbott extended Haringey’s advantage to 8-1 in the third period before Smith slammed the puck home for his maiden goal.

Ball and Ealey-Newman added further goals, while Abbott netted two more of his own, dotted around consolation efforts from Ferris and Jake Stedman for Invicta.

The Racers maintained their momentum at Lee Valley, with Matt Brown firing them in front and Abbott setting up Campbell to make it 2-0 with some nifty stick work.

The home side capitalised on two Haringey penalties to level through Harry Aitken and Matthew Eggan and, although Ealey-Newman restored the Racers’ lead, Eggen and Robin Young put Lee Valley 4-3 up.

However, Haringey fought back to lead 6-4 through Campbell and a brace from Abbott, and they stifled the Lions in the third period before Lee Mercer struck a final goal late on.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

FA Women’s Championship: Lewes Women 1 Tottenham Hotspur Ladies 3

Yesterday, 15:00

The Coles Park club have lost three of their last four games, but the squad are not worried

Yesterday, 12:00

The experienced goalkeeper impressed during last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Leatherhead on Non-League Day

Yesterday, 10:00

Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier all featured for the Three Lions in their 3-2 victory away to Spain

Yesterday, 09:05

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

Mon, 18:00

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Norwegian announced today a partnership that sees the award-winning airline named presenting partner of the NBA London Game 2019.

Saracens forward set for another spell on the sidelines

Mark McCall was left counting the cost of Saracens’ bruising Heineken Champions Cup battle with Glasgow Warriors.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now