TC Cars Solihull Barons vs Billingham Stars

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Recap

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

The TC Cars Solihull Barons got back to winning ways on Sunday with what was, despite the final scoring margin, a relatively closely fought home tie against a diligent Billingham Stars side.

Brittle’s choice - try for high on the near post or out to a hovering Danny Harrison or...... (S Crampton)
Brittle’s choice – try for high on the near post or out to a hovering Danny Harrison or…..???. (S Crampton)

The Barons opened the scoring just after the 5 minute mark as a result of a powerplay, the puck being circulated back to Luke Brittle standing just inside the Billingham blue line who shot through traffic for the opener. The lead was then doubled courtesy of Phil Mulcahy with a poke of the puck in the Billingham crease to double Solihull’s lead. The visitors made the most of their own powerplay – Deniss Baskatovs making a break and firing the puck into the roof of the Solihull net with eight minutes of the first period remaining but an Adam Brittle backhander restored the Barons two goal cushion before the period end.

Adam Brittle rounds the Billingham net (Harish Chavda www.dingleimages.com)
Adam Brittle rounds the Billingham net (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

The second period saw the visitors come out with renewed purpose in an evenly balanced middle twenty. While both sides had opportunities there would be no further scoring until the last few seconds, Chris Sykes deflecting the puck in off of an Artur Ozols shot to bring Billingham to within a goal of Solihull’s forty minute tally.

Stephen Heape put in a very solid performance on the Barons forward lines (S Crampton)
Stephen Heape put in a very solid performance on the Barons forward lines (S Crampton)

Dave Rogers eased out the Solihull lead to two with an early final period goal but with ten minutes to go Ozols brought the Stars back into contention and only a single goal behind. The sides would again trade goals, Josh Bruce pushing the Barons margin back out to two goals before James Moss pegged things back for the Stars to leave the sides separated by a single goal with three minutes to go. Any nerves the Barons support may have had were however quickly eased with a Niklas Ottosson solo effort before Josh Bruce got the empty net goal in the final minute to give a scoreline which perhaps did the hard-working visitors something of a dis-service.

Josh Bruce enjoying one of his two goals (S Crampton)
Josh Bruce enjoying one of his two goals (S Crampton)

The Barons have their last fixture of 2018 on Saturday, a difficult away tie to league high flyers and local rivals the Telford Tigers. January 7th sees the side make the long trip to Whitley Bay to pay a visit to the Warriors with their next home game being Saturday 13th January when it will be the Tigers turn to visit Solihull. Face-off 5:00pm.

Barons Man of the Match Stephen Heape (S Crampton)
Barons Man of the Match Stephen Heape (S Crampton)
Stars Man of the Match, Deniss Baskatovs (S Crampton)
Stars Man of the Match, Deniss Baskatovs (S Crampton)
Man of the Match Awards Sponsored by T.C. Cars Ltd

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Our friends at Sense seemed to have a good night (S Crampton)
Our friends at Sense seemed to have a good night (S Crampton)

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Elsewhere in the League

Hull Pirates 11 :  0  Whitley Warriors
Dragons  1 :  9  Blackburn Hawks
Telford Tigers  11 :  2  Nottingham Lions
Billingham Stars  2 : 7. Hull Pirates

 

Details

Date Time League Season
December 17, 2017 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2017/18

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons3047
Billingham Stars1124

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence010000
4Dave RogersDefence102000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence000000
11Edward EatonOffence000000
14Tomas JanakDefence012000
15Matt MauriceOffence002000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Luke BrittleOffence100000
24Philip MulcahyOffence110000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00028424
36Adam BrittleOffence130000
40Josh BruceOffence214000
44Elliot FarrellOffence000000
79Tom SoarOffence000000
81James MoellerDefence010000
91Niklas OttossonOffence110000
96Stephen HeapeOffence000000
 Total 791028424

Billingham Stars

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 451850743

Venue

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