Solihull Barons – Widnes Wild



Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons : 4
Widnes Wild : 3

The Zoo Accounting Solihull Barons and Widnes Wild battled their way through an exciting and feisty tie on Sunday evening with the Barons coming out top by the end of the sixty minutes.

Phil Mulcahy and Marcus Maynard keep the Wild D busy (S Crampton)

The first period would be scoreless, the Barons spending long spells in the Widnes end but unable to get the finish needed to defeat Miles Finney in the Wild net.  The period would however show some of the firey attitude marking much of the game when Marcus Maynard and Joe Greaves clashed after Phil Mulcahy was held after the play.

Marcus Maynard gets personal (S Crampton)

The middle period would see a shift in play towards goal scoring as the Barons finally broke the deadlock, Rich Slater with a short range poke home in a goalmouth scramble on the 22nd minute. The Wild would counter and Danny Haid found the net on a delayed penalty after 31 minutes before the visitors got their second four minutes later, Haid again. The Wild lead was short lived, Danny Mulcahy getting the Barons back level a few seconds later. Richard Hagger continued the see-sawing of the score as his shot squeezed between the knees of a butterflying Sam Hewitt to push the Wild back into the lead on the thirty seventh minute before this was immediately negated by Phil Mulcahy sweeping the puck into the top of the Wild net. The Barons however ensured they got the  period and ultimately the game win with their fourth in the final minute of the period thanks to a Brandon Anderton effort, a goal also marking Andrew Whitehouse’s 200th point in his 300th Barons game.

A goal and an assist for Richard Slater (S Crampton)

The period would end with an after the buzzer disagreement as Dave Rogers and Joe Greaves clashed with both players being penalised for their efforts.

Dan Mulcahy celebrates (S Crampton)

The final period was a somewhat quieter with no further scoring or major incidents until the dying seconds when Matt Maurice and Will Harper locked horns.

Matt Maurice and Will Harper clashed in the final seconds of the game (S Crampton)

The Barons now have the best part of a month off before returning to the ice with an away tie against the Sheffield Scimitars on the 14th of January. The following evening, Sunday the 15th, the squad are back at Hobs Moat when they face the Nottingham Lions.

Barons Man of the Match, Matt Maurice
Barons man of the match, Matt Maurice (S Crampton)
Wild Man of the Match, Miles Finney
Wild man of the match, Miles Finney (S Crampton)
Andrew Whitehouse picked up his 200th point in his 300th Barons game
Andy Whitehouse, who marked 300 games and 200 points as a Baron, was congratulated by head coach Phil Lee. (S Crampton)


Date Time League Season
December 18, 2022 5:30 pm Division 1 2022/23


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Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence002000
4Dave RogersDefence005000
6Richard CroweDefence000000
8Paul StanleyOffence002000
11Brandon AndertonOffence110000
15Matt MauriceOffence020000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence010000
17Richard SlaterOffence110000
20Filip ByfältOffence000000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence102000
27Kieran PappsDefence000000
31Sam HewittGoalie00030326
35Graham LaverickGoalie000000
55Bailey ChallansDefence002000
59Jordan JollyOffence000000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence010000
93Sam ProsserOffence000000
97Max SodenDefence000000
 Total 471330326

Widnes Wild

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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