Solihull Barons vs Deeside Dragons

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Recap

The Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons got their pre-season off to a strong start with a convincing win over league new-boys, but old rivals, the Deeside Dragons on Sunday evening.

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It would be a 4 goal evening for Tom Soar (Mike Burrowes)

The first period had both sides fairly evenly matched, the visitors opening just shy of ten minutes courtesy of player coach, Scott McKenzie. By 15 minutes, the Barons had brought things back evening, the prolific Tom Soar netting for Solihull.

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Sam Hewitt kicks a leg out to deny the Dragons (Steve Crampton)

By the second period however the Barons had started to find their form, Tom Soar, Niklas Ottosson, Joe Henry and Dave Rogers opening up a clear gap between the two sides. The final period would have the Barons further extend their lead, Soar netting twice more alongside Josh Bruce, Andy Whitehouse and the returning Richard Slater.

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Perry hadn’t intended to ice put made a late call to lace up the skates (Mike Burrowes)

A convincing win for the Barons, though the Dragons will be a somewhat tougher prospect in the league proper as key players return and the systems of new coach Scott McKenzie hit home. For the Barons a reassurance that their high scoring play from last year looks solid once more and that the strong roster from last season has returned with a few additions, fit and hungry for a new season.

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Rich Slater celebrates a goal on his return to the Barons (Steve Crampton)

The Barons are back in action on Sunday evening when they face local rivals the Telford Tigers in the final pre-season tie before the league proper starts. The Tigers has a solid season last year but have made a number of high profile signings over the Summer and will be a team to challenge at the upper end of the Moralee division this season. face-off : 6:00pm.

Barons Man of the Match (Andy Whitehouse)
Barons Man of the Match Andy Whitehouse (Mike Burrowes)
Dragons Man of the Match
Dragons Man of the Match (Mike Burrowes)

Man of the Match Awards sponsored by the Barons Supporters Club

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Details

Date Time League Season
August 21, 2016 6:30 pm Friendlies & Challenges 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons14510
The Dragons1001

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
6Richard CroweDefence014000
7Joe HenryOffence112000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence002000
11Edward EatonOffence000000
14Tomas JanakDefence000000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence130000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
21Dale WhiteDefence000000
22Phil KnightDefence012000
24Perry DoyleDefence000000
26Paul DaviesOffence000000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie000000
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
40Josh BruceOffence110000
79Tom SoarOffence410000
91Niklas OttossonOffence120000
4Dave RogersDefence100000
 Total 101010000

The Dragons

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 124000

Venue

Silver Blades Solihull Ice Rink
Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull B92 8JN