Lee Valley Lions were brushed aside by NIHL South East 2 leaders Haringey Huskies, who came away with a 12-4 victory.

Robert Cole and Ben Margerison each scored twice for the Lions, who never looked like getting anything from the game and their winless campaign went on for another week.

Three of Lions’ top scorers this season in Jordan Ho, Ross Sin-Hidge and Joe Berry were missing, as were netminder Naomi Healey, defencemen Tom Baptist and Richie Pickering and forwards Leonie Charles and Lewis Blore.

Teenager Rowan Champney was handed a debut, while defenceman Joe Gibson made his first home appearance.

Lions frustrated the visitors early on, but their defence was breached inside the first 13 minutes as Joe Willingham made it 1-0 to the visitors.

As the firs period progressed, Huskies started to show their dominance more and scored three times in the final seven minutes.

Former Lions captain Nick Alley was on the scoresheet as were James Pentecost and Willingham, who added his second of the evening before the first intermission.

The second period started well for the hosts as Cole’s 11th goal of the season got them off the mark and reduced the score to 4-1.

However, Huskies were not kept quiet for long and goals from Stephen Woodford and a second for Pentecost put them 6-1 in front at the halfway point.

Cole got his second of the evening, assisted by Simon Jones, to make it 6-2 before Woodford got his second of the evening for the visitors.

Before the period was up though, Margerison scored his first two goals for the club just nine seconds apart to suddenly bring the score back to 7-4. Oscar Kelly and Vinny Ferrera assisted the first while it was Daniel Tamasauskas and Harry Sage for the second.

Sadly though, Haringey turned on the style in the final period, and they added two quick strikes right at the start as Pentecost completed his hat-trick and Stuart Appleby made it 9-4.

Leo Saoncella then scored twice in 36 second to his increase the lead to 11-4, and late on Appleby took advantage of a tired Lions defence to make it 12 with three minutes to spare.

Defeat keeps Lions bottom of the table with a solitary point from their 15 games, while Huskies replaced Peterborough Phantoms at the top courtesy of their win and Phantoms’ defeat at Bracknell Wasps.

Next up for the Lions is the visit of Invicta Mustangs to the Lee Valley Ice Centre this Sunday, with face-off at 5.30pm.