Lee Valley Lions secured their first point of the NIHL South East 2 season but still suffered two defeats in their weekend double header, losing 5-4 to Bracknell Wasps after penalty shots on Saturday and then going down 14-1 to Haringey Huskies on Sunday.

League leaders Haringey showed their quality from the off in the second game of the weekend, racing into a 5-0 lead courtesy of goals from James Pentecost, Matthew Hepburn, Stephen Woodford, Stuart Appleby and Mark Robinson.

The Lions visibly tired as the game went on and their fresher opponents turned on the style to take a 10-0 lead after the second period. Huskies’ goals in the second frame came via Pentecost, Appleby, Woodford, Luke Martin-Digby and Liam Watson.

Joseph Willingham struck right at the start of the third period to increase the visitors’ lead to 11-0, but Lions finally had something to shout about when Joe Berry scored a powerplay goal in the 47th minute, with the assists coming from Jordan Ho and Ross Sin-Hidge.

The Huskies showed their ruthlessness though, and added a further three goals before the end through Woodford, Pentecost and Lee Mercer to cap off a huge win.

Despite losing out in the end, Saturday was a far more successful outing for the Lions as they were narrowly defeated in Bracknell.

It did, though, get off to a bad start for the Lions as they slipped into a 3-0 slump by the 14th minute thanks to goals from Casey Cornwall, Oliver Reeves and Scott Anda.

However, by the end of the second frame, Lions had stormed back and impressively made it 3-3.

The returning Sin-Hidge was the first to strike in the 25th minute before Joe Miller made it 3-2 just 37 seconds later.

In the 39th minute, the Lions went on the powerplay and levelled the game when Hong Kong international forward Ho finished well.

Lions were also indebted to netminder James Andrew, who faced 14 shots and conceded zero in the entirety of the second period.

It got even better for the Lions eight minutes into the third frame as Ho notched his second of the game, but it was a short-lived joy as Joshua Sherrington levelled once more just a minute late.r

There was to be no more scoring in regulation time, so the Lions secured their first point of the season while heading into a goalless overtime. Penalty shots were to decide the game, and Wasps came out on top to take the extra point and win 5-4.

Next up for Lions is their first league cup game of the season at home to South East 2's bottom side Invicta Mustangs, who are without a point so far, this Saturday, facing off at 5.30pm.