TC Cars Solihull Barons – Solway Sharks

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Recap

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 4
Solway Sharks : 1
Moralee DIVISION

The TC Cars Solihull Barons scored an important win on Saturday night over league leaders the Solway Sharks in an exciting and well-played game to stake their credentials as serious title challengers.

Callum Bowley was back for the Barons after a few games away (S Crampton)

It was the Barons who were first to find the net three and a half minutes in as Adey Brittle tapped in the rebound from a Daniel Mulcahy shot. The Sharks immediately had the opportunity to reply. when some carelessness saw Solihull pick up a pair of partly overlapping minor penalties in the fourth and fifth minutes. The Barons defence stood firm however and when the second penalty expired the returning fifth man took the form of an unmarked Niklas Ottosson in the neutral zone. While his initial shot was parried he still had time in hand to deke the rebound for Solihull’s second. Adey Brittle and Phil Mulcahy would once more combine to give the Barons their third goal without answer, Brittle finding Mulcahy on the back post for a simple tap in just before the middle of vthe first. There would be no further scoring through the remainder of the period and the Barons took the 3-0 advantage to the dressing room with them.

Goal for Phil Mulcahy (S Crampton)

The middle twenty would have no further scoring though both sides battled hard. The Barons indeed had a number of powerplays around the half hour mark but despite the man advantage the home side could not find the final touch. Perhaps the best effort was a strike from the blue line by Callum Bowley which rang the ironwork but failed to deflect into the net.

Eyes on the prize as Kyle Horne, Tom Soar and Struan Tonnar all eye the same bit of rubber (S Crampton)

The final period began with the Barons racking up another pair of overlapping minor penalties and the Sharks found their way of turning the sustained pressure into a goal, slotting the puck beyond Sam Hewitt and into the Barons. The Sharks continued to push to try to close down the margin but Solihull were keeping them honest and with ten minutes to go Richard Slater more or less put the game to bed with a short range backhand via a Tom Soar assist.

Niklas is pursued (S Crampton)

The final 10 minutes would play out without significant incident to give the Barons an important two points and a strong psychological boost ahead of a difficult trip to Whitley Bay.

Barons Man of the Match, Henry Adams
Barons Man of the Match, Henry Adams (S Crampton)
Sharks Man of the Match, Laim Stenton
Sharks man of the match, Liam Stenton (S Crampton)

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
November 16, 2019 5:30 pm Moralee Division 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons3014
Solway Sharks0011

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence020000
4Dave RogersDefence040000
10Dan HarrisonDefence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence010000
24Philip MulcahyOffence110000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence112000
31Sam HewittGoalie00030129
36Henry AdamsOffence020000
41Tomas JanakDefence012000
72Callum BowleyOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence010000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence100000
 Total 413430129

Solway Sharks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 121032428

Venue

Planet Ice Solihull Ice Rink
Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull B92 8JN