Sheffield Scimitars – Solihull Barons



The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons got a degree of payback on Saturday when they emerged on top in a penalty strewn cup game against the Sheffield Scimitars, a side which had comfortably beaten the Barons in the flipped fixture at Hobs Moat a month ago.

Phil Mulcahy celebrates one of his two goals (J&K Davies)

The Barons opened the scoring via Bailey Challans on twelve minutes before former Baron Ruskin Hughes levelled things up for the Scimitars by the end of the first period.

The Barons had a somewhat makeshift D with a number of players missing (J&K Davies)

The middle period saw both sides picking up a series of minor penalties and the Scim’s Craig Elliot exploited these with a brace of goals interspersed by a single from Phil Mulcahy for the Barons. A shorthanded effort from Tom Soar and a goal from Dan Mulcahy set up by brother Phil ensured the Barons went into the final 20 minutes with a single goal lead.

Some late game roughing involving Ash Calvert (J&K Davies)

The final period saw both sides trade penalties and powerplay goals – Thomas Palmer for Sheffield and Phil Mulcahy for Solihull. With just over a minute left and only a single goal deficit, Sheffield pulled goalie Thomas Hovell for the extra attacker but when the puck fell to Matt Maurice, the Solihull forward was able to capitalise and give the Barons goal number 6. A late goal by Thomas Palmer brought the Scims some consolation but offered no time to make a material difference on the outcome.

The win brings the Barons back into contention in the cup and serves as a taster for what should be the second of the weekend’s ties, a home game against league leaders Solway.

Phil Mulcahy (J&K Davies)

Barons Man of the Match, Phil Mulcahy

Tyler Nixon (J&K Davies)

Scimitars Man of the Match, Tyler Nixon



Date Time League Season
October 9, 2021 7:30 pm NIHL Cup 2021/22


Sheffield Scimitars1225
Solihull Barons1326

Sheffield Scimitars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence002000
10Dan HarrisonDefence004000
15Matt MauriceOffence112000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
22Elliot FarrellOffence002000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence220000
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie000000
51Ash CalvertOffence002000
55Bailey ChallansDefence102000
72Callum BowleyOffence010000
77Andrew HaywardDefence002000
79Tom SoarOffence102000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence010000
94James SmithOffence002000
 Total 6620000


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