TC Cars Solihull Barons 3 : 5 Telford Tigers
The highly anticipated grudge match between long time rivals TC Cars Solihull Barons and Telford Tigers lived up to expectations, but ultimately saw the Barons defeated despite a spirited display.
In a tightly contested first period of high quality there was little to choose between the two sides, with the Barons striking first through Philip Mulcahy to the delight of the home crowd after 5.21 minutes.
Telford had shaded the opening minutes, despite being a goal down, but cheered on by a vocal away support they drew level with Joe Miller finding the net after sustained pressure in the twelfth minute.
Goalie Daniel Brittle made a string of superb saves to keep the scores tied, with Solihull forced to play on the counter attack, but the Barons showed great spirit to and determination to finish the first period tied.