Salmonbellies let lead slip away to A's

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Everything was looking good for the New Westminster Salmonbellies 35 minutes into their home game against the Coquitlam Adanacs on Thursday night.

The ’Bellies were basking in the pomp and ceremony of their annual Seats for Soldiers night, they were fresh off a victory over the Burnaby Lakers last week and they had scored three consecutive goals to take a 6-4 lead.

But it fell apart in the final 25 minutes as the A's scored three powerplay goals, a shorthanded one and an empty netter for a 9-6 victory.

The loss left the Salmonbellies with a 3-8-0 record and in sixth place in the Western Lacrosse Association. Coquitlam is fifth at 5-5-0.

Jordan McBride scored twice and assisted on another for New West. Sean Robinson also had three points with a goal and two assists. Other Salmonbellies goals were scored by Cliff Smith, Keegan Bal and Richard Lachlan.

Alexis Buque took the loss stopping 37 of 45 shots in the New West net.

The ’Bellies will be back in Burnaby on Friday night to take on the Lakers (6-4-0). Their next game at Queen's Park is Thursday against the only team lower than them in the standings, the Nanaimo Timbermen (2-8-1).

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