SLOUGH Jets are on a four-match losing streak in the National Ice Hockey League this season after defeats against Invicta Dynamos and Streatham last weekend, writes Rob Stevens.

The Jets failed to fire in a 5-1 loss to Invicta at The Hangar on Saturday before crashing 6-3 at Streatham on Sunday meaning they are without victory since the win at Milton Keynes Thunder back in December.

Slough and Invicta had won one match apiece in the two previous meetings this season before their clash in Berkshire, but the home side were no match for the visitors who stormed into a five-goal lead.

Goals from Elliot Farrell and Owen Dell gave Invicta a clear lead on the first whistle before Tomas Banovsky, Juraj Huska and Tom Davis – the latter on the powerplay – all struck in the middle period.

The Jets bagged a consolation effort through Samuel Talbot with a little under three minutes remaining in the second stanza.

Streatham are the table-toppers in the South One division and goals from Danny Ingoldsby and Ryan Watt gave them a clear advantage at the end of the first period on Sunday.

Slough halved the arrears with a goal from captain Daniel Rose but both Thomas Beesley and Nathan Gregory struck on the powerplay for the hosts before Stewart Tait scored in similar fashion for The Jets. The home side led 4-2 at the end of the second stanza.

The visitors gave themselves a chance of a fightback when Bradley Hildreth netted seven minutes into the final period, but their hopes were dashed as goals from Watt – on the powerplay – and Ivan Antonov secured the points for Streatham.

The two defeats leave Slough Jets in fourth position in the league table and now nine points behind the sides above them in the table.

Slough return to action when Cardiff Fire make the trip to the Hangar on Saturday 1st February (5.45pm). The Jets have won both the two previous meetings between the sides 6-1.