Solihull Barons – Billingham Stars



Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 1
Billingham Stars : 2

The Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons lost out in a closely fought, but low scoring tie against the Billingham Stars on Sunday evening in a game where the momentum gradually shifted from the Barons to the Stars as the game wore on.

Tom Brown smothers another Barons attack (S Crampton)

The first period would be a scoreless one and one which started relatively slowly but whose pace built toward the end of the twenty. The Barons best chance perhaps was perhaps in the final minute of this, in a goal mouth scramble centred around Richard Slater but which was ultimately snuffed out when Stars goalie Tom Brown smothered the puck.

Referee!!! (S Crampton)

The second period picked up pretty much where the first had ended with lots of chances at both ends but no conclusive finshes from either side. The deadlock was finally broken six minutes into the second as Niklas Ottosson found himself square in front of Tom Browns goal and shot between the Star’s goalies legs to open the scoring. The Barons nearly lost their lead within a minute when a Laverick clearance from well out of his net fell to a Star, who missed the open net and instead hit the post, the resulting rebound then hitting Laverick before narrowly missing the goal once more. The Stars would however equalise with just under 5 minutes remaining of the period as a 4 on 1 breakway gave their players’ plenty of options and Chris Sykes made no mistakes for the visitors’ opening goal.

Jordan Jolly (S Crampton)

Four minutes into the third and the Stars eased their way into the lead as Chris Sykes fed Michael Elder who fired home from a couple of metres outside the left hand crease boundary. The Stars then largely controlled the play and despite some late opportunities the Barons just could not find a way past the confident and competent Tom Brown for the equaliser.

Sam Prosser (S Crampton)

The Barons will not have long to wait before encountering Billingham again as they head to Teeside on Saturday to play the Stars. On Sunday we have our last home tie before the playoffs when we welcome champions designate the Solway Sharks – hope to see you all there! #COYB

Barons Man of the Match, Niklas Ottosson
Barons Man of the Match, Niklas Ottosson (S Crampton)
Stars Man of the Match, Tom Brown
Stars Man of the Match, Tom Brown (S Crampton)
Next Home Game – 19th March



Date Time League Season
March 12, 2023 5:30 pm Division 1 2022/23


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Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence010000
5Jordan StokesDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
7Sam ChandlerOffence010000
11Brandon AndertonOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
24Philip MulcahyOffence000000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
33Benjamin LeeGoalie000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie00028226
55Bailey ChallansDefence000000
59Jordan JollyOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence100000
93Sam ProsserOffence000000
97Max SodenDefence000000
 Total 12028226

Billingham Stars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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