Lee Valley Lions suffered their second consecutive home defeat as Peterborough Phantoms 2 recorded a 7-2 victory.

Despite the heavy scoreline, it was a display full of positives from the hosts as they built on the impressive showing they put in against Haringey Huskies last week.

Robert Cole scored both goals for the Lions, one in the first period and another in the second.

A frantic start to the first period saw Bailey Wootton take advantage of penalties for both sides early on, using the extra space on the ice to fire past James Andrew and give Peterborough the lead.

Joe Berry had a good chance to equalise for the hosts but shot just wide, thus allowing the Phantoms to double their lead in the 11th minute through Jordan Liddell’s powerplay goal.

Lions bounced back before the end of the period with a powerplay goal of their own, Cole finishing past the Phantoms netminder with an assist from Harry Sage.

Both teams had chances to get their respective scores up at the start of the second period, but there were no goals for over seven minutes of play until a quickfire double from 19-year-old Michal Magiera put his side 4-1 up.

The hosts fought back again and Cole got his second of the evening with an unassisted goal to make it 4-2.

However, Phantoms gave themselves an edge again as, with just 1.33 left in the frame, Wootton got his second of the evening to make it 5-2 going into the second break.

The third period was even in terms of shots on goal, with both sides recording 15, but Lions were struggling to break through the strong netminder in the Phantoms goal.

Peterborough grabbed the first goal of the period in the 46th minute when Magiera completed his hat-trick before things boiled over slightly – Lions’ Harry Sage and the Peterborough pair of Ryan Winters and Storm Lister were all sent to the penalty box.

Phantoms then completed the scoring for the night in the 51st minute, Liddell grabbing his second of the evening and effectively putting the game to bed.

The home side still had chances to et back into the game, but were again guilty of being wasteful and lacking a cutting edge in front of goal.

Lions are in action twice this coming weekend, first travelling to Peterborough to the rematch of this fixture, facing off at 7pm on Saturday, and they then welcome Bracknell Wasps on Sunday, which gets going at 5.30pm.