Saturday, September 23, 2017
Streatham duo cause havoc as Solent thrashed and Johnston makes mark in...

Streatham duo cause havoc as Solent thrashed and Johnston makes mark in scoring charts

Sean Scarbrough celebrates by leaping up at the plexiglass Photo: Rick Webb

Sean Scarbrough and Steve Fisher ran riot against Solent on Sunday, on a night when Joe Johnston also became the second-highest scorer in Streatham’s history.

The RedHawks ran out comfortable 9-1 winners, with Scarbrough netting four, to go with two assists, and Fisher notching once to add to a haul of five assists.

Streatham had entered the game against a short-benched Solent looking to end the year on a high, bounce back from a tough loss to Invicta on Saturday and avenge a home defeat to the Devils back in October.

Jeremy Cornish’s side simply blew away their visitors from the South Coast with goals from Joe Allen, George Norcliffe, Vaclav Drabek and Chris Cooke adding to the efforts from Scarbrough and Fisher.

It was an especially pleasing night for American Scarbrough, who had been switched alongside former line-mate Fisher, after an injury to Alex Sampford prompted a reshuffle.

“Before the game Coach Cornish preached going hard to the net and getting in position to tip, deflect and get rebounds in front of the goal,” said the Californian, 30.

“It was one of those nights where my line mates Steven Fisher and Danny Rose were creating great opportunities for me to put the puck in the net.

“It was fun to get to play with Fisher again. We’ve played together a long time and have a good understanding of where each other is at every point of the game. It was great to see him get his 200th point for Streatham too.

“For a 9-1 game which won’t look like much at the end of the season, the night had a lot of magic moments. To top it off with Joe Johnston moving up to second all-time in points for Streatham was a thing to see. He’s put his heart and soul into this club from such an early age and it’s nice to see his hard work rewarded.”

Johnston saved the much-anticipated point until the final two minutes of the game as he teed up Vaclav Drabek for Streatham’s ninth and sent the crowd onto their feet celebrating the landmark assist.

For Fisher, his 200th point was the landmark of three prolific seasons at the club, after joining from his native Cardiff in 2013.

“I noticed while reading the programme that I was close – obviously I was delighted to reach the landmark in one game,” said Fisher.

“I was concentrating on Joe’s record, like everyone else, and was pleased he did it. I have enjoyed my time in London. It’s nice to go to a club and end up in the history books.’

“I am also in the top 10 penalty takers of Streatham’s history but we won’t say too much about that.”

Streathamdon’t return to home ice until January 14, when they host Oxford City Stars.


Streatham duo cause havoc as Solent thrashed and Johnston makes mark in...