Belfast Giants beaten in return pre-season friendly in Cardiff

Belfast duo Darryl Lloyd and Adam Keefe battle with Cardiff's Ben Bowns in Saturday's game
Belfast duo Darryl Lloyd and Adam Keefe attempt to get a shot in on goal despite the efforts of Cardiff's Ben Bowns in Saturday's game

Belfast Giants were edged out 7-5 by Cardiff Devils in their return game pre-season friendly in Wales on Sunday.

The Giants had edged a 2-1 win in Saturday's bad-tempered game in Belfast and were short of a number of squad members in the return match.

Goals from Craig Peacock, Adam Keefe and Kevin Phillips helped Belfast lead 3-1 and they still held the edge when 5-4 ahead.

But Joey Haddad's hat-trick helped Cardiff fight back to win.

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