who made the 260 mile round trip in the hope of seeing their team reverse the result of a few weeks earlier when the Jets were perhaps a little fortunate and flattered in winning 2-7. But 'devastating' would perhaps best sum up this performance by the Jets.
For the first nineteen minutes, both team put together good attacking moves and tested both Matt Smital and Lewis Davies in their respective goals, but following a charging penalty to Fire's Joe Morris, Harry Harcup and Ross Wilkinson clashed with Phil Manny joining in with the fisticuffs. Two goals were scored, by Sean Norris and Lukas Smital, on the resulting powerplays before the first interval. Harcup received a match penalty early in the middle period for a high stick offence after Norris and Sam Talbot had extended the scoreline to 4-0.
Nothing was now going right for the visitors, who lost netminder Davies to injury at 32:35, Chris Douglas taking over in Cardiff's goal.
By the second interval, the Jets had preety well wrapped up the game, so it was a bit of a surprise when Brett Shepherd took over in the Slough net, but he rose to the challenge of keeping the Jets clean sheet and earned valuable ice time for himself. Defensmen Luke Dreeland and Liam Poulson both added to the forward's scoring to complete this emphatic display of hockey.
Next week, Slough are at home to invicta Mustangs (face-off 5:45). Previous seasons against the Kent team have seen 'fireworks' on the ice; appropriate for Guy Fawkes weekend but not needed in a hockey game. We shall see!!