Lee Valley Lions were dealt another blow in NIHL South East 2 as they went down 9-2 against joint league leaders Invicta Mustangs.

Jordan Sullivan and Rowan Champney were on the scoresheet for the Lions, who remain bottom of the table.

It was the worst possible start for Lions as top scorer Robert Cole went off injured in the opening minutes, and they swiftly fell behind as Richard Harris and Wesley Jackson netted early goals.

Joseph Bliss’ shorthanded goal put Mustangs 3-0 up in the second period but the home side got back into it on 33 minutes when Sullivan finished Jordan Ho’s pass at the back post.

Harris netted his second to put Mustangs 4-1 up at the end of the period, and they notched a further two at the start of the third through Thomas Mallett and Jake Luton.

Aaron Ferris made it seven before 18-year-old Champney reduced the deficit to 7-2.

Mustangs wrapped the game up in the final few minutes as Harris scored his third and fourth goals of the game to finish it at 9-2.

Lions are not in action this weekend, instead returning to the ice for a double header against Haringey on Saturday, February 29 and Bracknell on Sunday, March 1.