Ice Hockey: Phoenix snatch late win

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Manchester Phoenix and London Racers left the scoring late in their Elite League match. All the goals came in the final period after the keepers, Jayme Platt of Phoenix and London's Evan Lindsay, had achieved shut-outs for the first 40 minutes. London took the lead through Jani Touminen but two strikes from Chad Brandimore and another from David Cozier sealed a 3-1 win for Manchester.

Steve Moria gave Basingstoke Bison an early lead at his former club Cardiff, and Joe Ciccarello put the visitors 2-0 ahead. Richard Hargreaves made it 3-1 after Jeff Brown had pulled a goal back, before Russ Romaniuk and Ivan Matulik squared the scoring. Moria's second of the night gave Bison the edge, but the home side hit back for a 5-4 win with another goal from Matulik and Ed Patterson's winner 16 seconds from time.

Coventry came from behind to beat Belfast Giants 5-1.

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