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Bracknell Bees’ Milan Kostourek dedicates four-goal salvo against MK Lightning to late father

Bees v MK Nov   Milan Kostourek
Milan Kostourek put four goals past former club MK on Sunday night (Picture: Bob Swann)

MILAN KOSTOUREK dedicated his four-goal salvo against MK Lightning last Sunday to his late father who passed away recently.

The Czech forward was in inspirational form against his former employers, and gave those travelling MK fans a reminder of what they are missing when scoring more than half of the hosts’ final tally in a resounding 7-2 success.

Matt Towalski, Vanya Antonov and Frantisek Bakrlik were also on target during a victory which ended a run of five straight defeats for Bracknell, but the night belonged to man-of-the-match Kostourek.

“I’m very happy, especially after the 10-2 loss at Basingstoke on Saturday, and I’m glad to have scored these goals for my father, who recently passed away,” said the import.

“I’m very pleased that we beat them, and if I could add any bonuses for the team (on Sunday) then I would have done.

“The first goal was through great teamwork. I wouldn’t have been able to put it in the net without those other guys out on the ice with me, obviously.

“All the guys played phenomenal tonight.”

Bracknell went into the fixture at the Hive with no win since the 4-3 triumph over Guildford Flames on October 11 and hit by recent postponements due to ice issues at The Hive and the games at Manchester Phoenix and Hull Pirates respectively.

But against a Lightning side who currently sit third in the standings, Bees blew all recent disappointments aside, with summer signing Kostourek hoping the bad run of form has now been put to bed.

He added: “We played a different hand on Sunday, and whatever the coach asked for we did.

“We did a special thing tonight where every single player rolled on the board did everything asked of him tonight and they all did it, and it was good.

“It was a difficult stretch we went through without ice and without training and with all the games cancelled and hopefully everything is back to normal and we can start plugging away, just like we did earlier in the season.”

Bees have just the one game this weekend, hosting Swindon Wildcats at The Hive on Sunday (6pm).

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