Lowdown on Hull Weekend


Saturday:  Phantoms v Hull – Face-Off 7:00pm

Sunday:  Hull v Phantoms – Face-Off 5:30pm

Competition ?

Autumn Cup Qualifying

What’s at Stake ?

Phantoms need two points to be certain of qualifying for the semi-finals and that is only if Basingstoke beat Telford in both of their match ups over the weekend. If Telford win both games then Phantoms qualify regardless of their results against Hull.

Phantoms need the head-to-head victory over Hull to win the group thus having home advantage should they reach the final.

Hull have already qualified for the semi-finals but need to beat Phantoms head-to-head over the weekend to win the group and secure home advantage should they reach the final.

Current Form ?

Phantoms:  WDWLW

Hull:  WWWWW

Hull Players to Watch ?

Familiar faces up front with James Archer, Thomas Stubley, Matty Davies and Sam Towner. Top points scorers this season are Matty Davies and Jason Hewitt.

Signed EIHL player Kevin Phillips from Guildford Flames this week to bolster D.

What to Expect ?

Hull have publicly declared that they are aiming to win all four trophies on offer this season and despite having already qualified for the Autumn Cup semi-finals, they plan to beat Phantoms to secure advantage in the final ….. which they have fully anticipated qualifying for !

Full of confidence, full of swagger and they will be favourites to win but …… they have a big bad penalty record and self-combusted to get thrashed at Swindon. Phantoms will need to play hard but also stay disciplined in the hope of drawing similar indiscipline from the likes of Bobby Chamberlain …… should be an excellent game against opposition that will be as good as anything Phantoms will meet this season !