Barons fall short against determined Widnes

DIRECT TAXIS Solihull Barons : 5
Widnes Wild : 7

The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons were edged out on Sunday evening by a determined, disciplined and focussed Widnes Wild squad who secured their place in the knock out phase of the Moralee cup with the win.

Dan Mulcahy wraps round the Widnes net to feed James Smith for his goal (S Crampton)

The Barons were on the scoreboard within 2 minutes as a shot from the left hand point was only part caught by Wild goalie Evan Coles before rolling over his glove and into the Widnes net. The lead doubled after seven minutes when Callum Bowley netted after some close in cross crease play and rebounds created the space on Coles’ glove-side for the finish. More here

Barons stun league leading Solway


The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons capped off a productive weekend with a well earned win over the previously undefeated league leaders, the Solway Sharks, on Sunday evening.

To and fro in front of the Sharks net after Phil Mulcahy and Richard Bentham disagreed (S Crampton)

The game was barely two minutes old before the Sharks Richard Bentham took offence at Phil Mulcahy and got a bit rough before Matt Maurice intervened. The resulting powerplay was capitalised on by James Smith with a wrap around goal to give Solihull the early lead. Despite this, the Barons would enter a spell of being unable to clear their lines against a strong Sharks offence and this pressure bolstered by a couple of powerplays was converted into an equaliser after eight minutes and then a go-ahead goal three minutes later, Kieran Hair and Michael Thomson with the goals for Solway. More HERE

Barons back with busy weekend.

After a weekend off, the Direct Taxis Solihull Barons are back in action with a busy weekend which will see them travel to Sheffield on Saturday to take on the Scimitars before welcoming the Solway Sharks to Solihull on Sunday evening.

The Scimitars visit to Hobs Moat was a difficult one for the Barons  (S Crampton)

Saturday’s cup tie trip to Sheffield will be the return fixture to last month’s meeting between the two sides at Hobs Moat. For the Barons, the result then was a disappointing one, with the Scimitars exploiting gaps in the Barons lines for a comfortable win. The Barons have however come on significantly since then and a much closer game is anticipated this weekend.

Sam gets the pad down onto the ice (S Crampton)

On Sunday, this time in the league, Solihull play host to the Sharks who will be making the long trip down from Dumfries. Martin Grubb’s well organised side have yet to concede a game in 2021-22 and are a squad who have consistently been one of the teams to beat in the Moralee since joining nearly a decade ago. Struan Tonnar, Ian Bowie and Richie Bentham are among the pick of their players and with the Barons game against Whitley still fresh in the mind, hopefully another close tie is on the cards. Face-off is 5.30pm.