TC Cars Solihull Barons – Nottingham Lions



TC Cars Solihull Barons : 8
Nottingham Lions : 2
Ed Eaton with the opening strike (S Crampton)

The TC Cars Solihull Barons earned a convincing win on Sunday against the Nottingham Lions however ill will towards the end of the game resulted in a messy end to the tie.

Ed Eaton outnumbered (H Chavda /

Two hours earlier however the Barons wasted no time getting a score on the board with Ed Eaton slotting in from square in front of goal after a first five minutes played almost exclusively in the Lions end. By nine minutes the Barons had doubled the lead with Dan Harrison finding the net after cycling of the puck by the Barons line opened gaps in the Lions defence. As the period wore on so too did the physicality, Rich Crowe and Callum Metcalf tangling, while Daniel Harrison threw the sort of hip check to bring back memories of former Hobs Moat favourite Phil Lee. A Barons powerplay at the period end was fully exploited to give Solihull a 3-0 lead by period end, Niklas Ottosson hitting the netting with a laser from the blue line.

Arms and legs (S Crampton)

Into the second and Solihull rapidly extended their lead further with a pair of goals in the 23rd minute. First Elliott Farrell lifted the puck over the butterflied pads of Miles Finney before Matt Maurice poked the rubber into the net from just outside the crease shortly after. The Lions had a few chances of their own and found themselves on the scoresheet soon after as Thomas Palmer made the most of a powerplay opportunity. By the half hour mark Solihull had once more opened up their cushion with a well worked goal through the full line before being finished by Matt Maurice. Nottingham however also took their more limited chances well and when a 2 on 0 break offered itself, Ruskin Hughes made no mistakes in converting. This was Solihull ice however and by the 40 minute mark the Barons had found the net once more, Stephen Heape with a poke in on the right hand post.

Heapey finds the five hole (S Crampton)

The final period would be marred penalties resulting in a controversial end to the tie. Within the first couple of minutes the modestly sized Baron Dave Rogers gave away considerable hight and reach in a straightforward bit of fisticuffs with the lanky Ruslan Cernych. The only goal of the final twenty came mid-period, man of the match Daniel Harrison with a deft shot from the right hand circle for Solihull’s number eight. With five minutes to go however the game became increasingly ugly with a line brawl followed by scuffles around the bench area before the game was called done.

Dave gets ready to go on tippy toes ! ( S Crampton)


Adam Brittle tangles in the final few minutes (S Crampton)

Next Saturday the Barons make the difficult trip to Ice Sheffield to take on the always well-drilled Steeldogs. On Sunday it is Solihull who will play host to the Steeldogs, the Sutton Sting who will be sure to put in a competitive performance, Face-off : 6:00pm.

Tempers flaring (S Crampton)
(S Crampton)


Daniel Harrison (S Crampton)

Barons Man of the Match, Daniel Harrison


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Date Time League Season
February 3, 2019 6:00 pm Moralee Division 2018/19


Solihull Barons3418
Nottingham Lions0202

Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence010000
4Dave RogersDefence016000
6Richard CroweDefence006000
8Paul StanleyOffence002000
10Dan HarrisonDefence200000
11Edward EatonOffence110000
14Elliot PerrinDefence006000
15Matt MauriceOffence2014000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
22Elliot FarrellOffence1027000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie000000
26Adam BrittleOffence030000
31Sam HewittGoalie00024222
77Luke BrittleOffence042000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence134000
96Stephen HeapeOffence106000
 Total 8137324222

Nottingham Lions

Position G A PIM SA GA SV


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