Barons do the damage early on against resilient Hawks

TC CARS SOLIHULL BARONS : 7
BLACKBURN HAWKS : 4

The TC Cars Solihull Barons and four goal hero Josh Bruce bagged both the points on Saturday evening in a tie against a very short-benched Blackburn Hawks – a side who kept their energy levels high enough to edge within touching distance of a dramatic comeback.

Bruce finds the net again (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

It was the visitors who made the brighter start with the Barons net coming under significant pressure over the first five minutes with the Barons giving away a penalty as they attempted to keep the Hawks in check. With Blackburn holding the man advantage and sensing their chance for the opener it left them open to the counter and Adam Brittle duly found the left wing open for a race up the ice and a pass to Josh Bruce in front of net to give Solihull the opening goal just after five minutes. Solihull’s lead was quickly doubled a minute later as Andy Whitehouse found Josh Bruce once more, the Barons captain shooting on the back post over a sprawling Harrison Walker in the Hawks net. More….

Barons edge it with dramatic overtime winner !

TC CARS SOLIHULL BARONS : 4
WHITLEY WARRIORS : 3
(AFTER OVERTIME)

Games between the TC Cars Solihull Barons and Whitley Warriors always seem to be memorable. Saturdays game was no exception and with both sides hungry for points, what started as a slow burner of a game ended up as a thriller with a dramatic overtime winner for the Barons with seconds left on the clock.

The Brittles celebrate the winner (S Crampton)

Solihull were the first to put the puck into the net after five minutes. Following a holding call on Whitley the Barons made the most of the opportunity and spent the bulk of the two minutes in the Warriors end, Andy Whitehouse tapping the puck in from short range and round the keepers toes for the opener. Just short of the ten minute mark and the visitors had pulled back level, Callum Watson racing up the right hand wing before firing the rubber home from just outside the circles. More here…..