Solihull Barons – Deeside Dragons



Zoo ACCOUNTING Solihull Barons : 7
Deeside Dragons : 0

The Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons concluded a four week run of home ties with a decisive win over the Deeside Dragons but with a scoreline which arguably did not reflect the never say die approach of the visitors.

A winning return for Daniel Mulcahy (S Crampton)

The first 10-12 minutes of the game were fairly evenly balanced with both sides looking for the opening goal and despite a couple of powerplays it would not be until the 13th minute that the deadlock would be broken, Paul Stanley passing from the left hand circle across ice to an open Matt Maurice on the left who fired home to put Solihull into the lead. The remainder of the period was highly entertaining and saw both sides with chances but the first 20 would end with the Barons holding their single goal lead.

Matt Maurice faces a challenge from Matty Wainwright (S Crampton)

The second period would see the Barons put the game beyond the visitors. With four minutes of the second period gone the Barons earned their second goal of the evening as Phil Mulcahy tapped home on the open right hand side of the Deeside net off of a feed from Niklas Ottosson. Three minutes later and brother Daniel Mulcahy would get the Barons third goal – and his first on his return to Solihull – skating in through the slot and confidently firing the puck net bound from around 4m out. By mid-period the Barons were beginning to open up some clear water between themselves and the Dragons – Paul Stanley getting the next goal with a tight angled shot from the right into the roof of the Deeside net. A Dragons timeout steadied the Welsh ship briefly but by the 14th minute the Barons had hit 5, Phil Mulcahy shooting through a crowded Deeside crease and into the Dragons net. Despite something of a Deeside rally, by period end the Barons were 6 to the good, Niklas Ottosson scoring this time.

Rich Slater got the last goal of the night (S Crampton)

The final period had no scoring early on and it would not be until mid-period that the Barons would add to their tally, Rich Slater slotting the puck beneath Phillip Pearson on a powerplay. This rounded things off for the evening with no further goals for either side in what was a very entertaining tie.

A shutout for Graham Laverick (S Crampton)

The Barons are away at Billingham Stars next Sunday evening the 6th before returning to Hobs Moat for the first visit of the Nottingham Lions this season on Sunday 13th. The Lions were last season’s surprise package, going from week in week out losses early season to a side which by the year end was capable of, and did take points from almost any team in the league, Barons included. The Lions will certainly be up for the game so it should be an exciting tie.

See you there. #COYBARONS

Barons Man of the Match, Daniel Mulcahy
Barons Man of the Match, Daniel Mulcahy (S Crampton)
Dragons Man of the Match, Chris Jones
Dragons man of the Match (Chris Jones)


Date Time League Season
October 30, 2022 5:30 pm Division 1 2022/23


Solihull Barons1517
Deeside Dragons0000

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence000000
4Dave RogersDefence000000
6Richard CroweDefence024000
7Sam ChandlerOffence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence112000
11Brandon AndertonOffence000000
15Matt MauriceOffence115000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence010000
17Richard SlaterOffence100000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence130000
24Philip MulcahyOffence210000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
31Sam HewittGoalie000000
35Graham LaverickGoalie00026026
55Bailey ChallansDefence010000
59Jordan JollyOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence002000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence120000
93Sam ProsserOffence000000
 Total 7121326026

Deeside Dragons

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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