Leeds Knights: Highlights of NIHL National play-off clash against Milton Keynes Lightning

LEEDS KNIGHTS launched their first-ever play-off campaign with an NIHL National post-season double-header against Milton Keynes Lightning last weekend.

By Phil Harrison
Wednesday, 13th April 2022, 3:38 pm

It proved to be a tough baptism of fire for the Knights when they came away from their road trip to Milton Keynes on the back of a 5-0 defeat.

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The two sides met again at Elland Road on Sunday evening and the Knights looked well-set after 40 minutes with a 2-1 lead. But the Lightning showed their patience and experience by scoring two quickfire third-period goals to establish a 3-2 lead, one they held on to until the final buzzer.

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Leeds Knights celebrate Cole Shudra's second strike against Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday. Picture courtesy of Oliver Portamento.

This weekend, the Knights will attempt to keep their play-off hopes alive when they host Bees IHC on Saturday (6.30pm face-off) before a trip to regular season league champions Telford Tigers on Sunday evening.

Watch highlights of Sunday’s clash between Leeds and the Lightning by clicking the play button on the video above.