Solihull Barons vs Solway Sharks

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Recap

Airport Placements Limited Solihull Barons : 1
Solway Sharks : 4

Sunday evening at Solihull Ice rink and the Solway Sharks showed why they are the convincing leaders of the Moralee Division with a clinical disposal of the Airport Placements Limited Barons who, despite a lot of hard work, had little to counter the visitors over the 60 minutes.

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Ryan Selwood, Josh Nicholls & Rich Slater attempt to protect the Barons goal from James Hutchinson (Steve Crampton)

The first period was played at a fast pace, as the Sharks and Barons took their chances to attack, counter-attack, defend and rally, though by the end of the first twenty minutes the puck would only find the net once as a Sharks offensive move saw Duncan Speirs low on the right wing pass back to Ross Murray in space on the edge of the left hand circle who picked his spot for the visitors opener.

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Dave Rogers and Connor Henderson have words as the officals eye each other ready should anything flare up ! (Steve Crampton)

The second period saw the Sharks gradually take more and more control of the game, with good opportunities for the Barons becoming fewer and further between. The visitors doubling their lead in the 26th minutes. With the play and most of the players on the left hand side of the Barons defensive zone, the Sharks Struan Tonnar drifted in to the void on right of the ice and when the puck came his way, he made no mistake for Solway’s second goal of the night.

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Sharks shot looks on target (Steve Crampton)

The visitors would pull three goals to the good in the final minute of the period. Jordan Buesa – who had become an increasing irritant to the Barons defence and who had, minutes earlier been at the centre of some handbags, poked the puck in from short range with a shot which bobbled through Baron’s goalie Josh Nicholas glove to give the Solihull a difficult end to the period.

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Elliot Farrell bursts through for the Barons only goal of the night (Steve Crampton)

The final period saw the Sharks further extend their lead, Juraj Senko rolling a shot through Josh Nicholas for Solway’s number 4. With things looking bad for the Barons and facing their first home shut out since 2012, it fell to Elliot Farrell to find space down the centre of the ice and fire the puck past Calum Hepburn in the Sharks net for some welcome relief for the home support.

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Barons Man of the Match : Dave Rogers (Steve Crampton)

Details

Date Time League Season
November 20, 2016 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2016/17

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons0011
Solway Sharks1214

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
4Dave RogersDefence004000
6Richard CroweDefence002000
7Joe HenryOffence000000
8Ryan SelwoodDefence000000
11Edward EatonOffence002000
15Matt MauriceOffence004000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence010000
17Richard SlaterOffence000000
21Dale WhiteDefence004000
22Phil KnightDefence000000
26Paul DaviesOffence010000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
28Josh NichollsGoalie00048444
44Elliot FarrellOffence100000
77Jacob SmithDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
 Total 121648444

Solway Sharks

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 4510000

Venue

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