Five consecutive defeats for the Steeldogs

SHEFFIELD, U.K.- The Sheffield Steeldogs extended their miserable run of form this weekend, making it five straight defeats after a 4-2 loss at Swindon on Saturday Dec. 8. before suffering a crushing rout at home against the Bracknell Bees.  
 
The Steeldogs have only won two of their last ten games.
 
Spirits were high early on at Swindon, as the Steeldogs took the lead after just 4:47. New import, Lubomir Korhon scored his first goal for the side to make it 1-0.
 
Minutes later, at 10:22, the Wildcats equalised as Captain, Aaron Nell, fired the puck past Steeldogs netminder, James Flavell.
 
Midway through the second period, the Steeldogs broke the deadlock once more. This time it was the Sheffield’s side other new signing, Danny Wood, who rocketed the puck into the Swindon goal at 28:44.
 
The lead didn’t last long, as Swindon’s Ryan Aldridge tied the game up once again at 29:00.
 
Two goals in quick succession early on in the third period sealed the deal for the Wildcats. Goals from Jonas Höög and Nell, at 34:39 and 35:50 respectively, wrapped the game up for the home side.
 
The game ended 4-2 to the Swindon Wildcats. Andrew Hirst was given the MOTM award.
 

Steeldogs%27 Andrew Hirst claimed the MOTM award in their 4-2 defeat to the Wildcats

Steeldogs%27 Andrew Hirst claimed the MOTM award in their 4-2 defeat to the Wildcats

Bracknell quickly took the initiative on Sunday Dec. 8., as Martin Masa scored two unanswered goals for the Bees. An early first period goal at 6:49 and, with Steeldogs Dmitri Rodin serving a two minute hooking penalty, a PP goal at 26:10 gave the Bees a 2-0 lead.
 
Lloyd Gibson pulled one back for the Steeldogs at 35:56.
 
The Sheffield jubilation didn’t last long as Steeldogs Captain, Greg Wood, was ejected from the game. After receiving a 10 minute penalty earlier in the first period for checking from behind, Wood was given a second misconduct penalty and was subsequently thrown out of the game.
 
The Bees capitalised on the lack of Steeldogs leadership in the third period, scoring three unanswered goals.
 
Lukas Smital restored the Bees’ two goal cushion at 40:56.
 
Bracknell’s lead was further increased with two goals in the latter stages of third period. Goals from Oliver Bronnimann at 52:28 and Jan Bendik at 58:06 sealed the deal for the Bees.
 
The game ended 5-1. Danny Wood was awarded the MOTM.
 
The Steeldogs will next face Basingstoke at home on Sunday Dec. 16.
 
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