TC Cars Solihull Barons – Sutton Sting

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Recap

TC Cars Solihull Barons : 7
Sutton Sting : 5
NIHL Midlands Cup

The TC Cars Solihull Barons were made to work hard on Sunday evening against a slick passing and hard pushing Sutton Sting side.

Richard Slater looks for the finish. (S Crampton)

It was the Sting who scored first in an opening period where the visitors showed a precision of operation which the Barons struggled to match. On the sixth minute, following a period of Sting pressure, George Crawshaw found the net and four minutes later team mate Oliver Mitchell doubled the lead for the visitors looping the puck over Barons goalie Dangie Brittle, caught well forward of his line. By period end the Barons had stepped things up a little and Phil Mulcahy was the first Baron to score, a close in effort, with Sting netminder Nicholas Winters shuttled around the face of the net to open the necessary gap.

The Mulcahy brothers in typical pose (S Crampton)
Daniel and Phil Mulcahy picked up three goals between them on Sunday night. (S Crampton)

Goals by Matt Maurice, Tom Soar and Daniel Mulcahy in the first half of the second brought things level and then drove the Barons into a two goal lead. With other opposition this season this would be more or less the end of things and the Barons would cruise along picking up a few more goals and the points. The Sting however were stronger than this and Stanislav Lasceck and Sam Jones were quick to bang in a brace for the Sting to bring things level once more. With Sam Hewitt taking over goalie duties from Dangie Brittle the balance swung again in favour of the home side with Tomas Janak and Phil Mulcahy both netting to give the Barons back their two goal advantage heading into the final period.

Barons defence was repeatedly tested, (S Crampton)

While there had only been a single penalty called in the first two periods, indiscipline crept in and the final period would see a player apiece sent to the dressing room together with both sides having to defend 5 on 3 powerplays. These would be rewarded with a goal each, Sam Jones getting his second and bringing the Sting within a goal of the Barons while Marcus Maynard got the final home goal of the night to see the Barons maintain their unbeaten home form.

Yeah you ! I’m looking at you….Dave Rogers has his game face on (S Crampton)

It is a busy and demanding weekend coming up for the Barons when they will take on the Solway Sharks and Whitley Warriors who together with Solihull are most pundits league title challengers. On Sunday the Barons make the long trip up to Whitley Bay for the first meeting of the two sides this season. Before that Solihull will play host to Dumfries side the Solway Sharks. The two sides met in Scotland at the start of October the Barons narrowly losing out to the odd goal in seven, their only league defeat thus far. With a close, high quality game on offer we hope to see you there. Face-off : 5:30pm Saturday 16th November.

Barons Man of the Match, Phil Mulcahy

Barons Man of the Match, Phil Mulcahy (S Crampton)

 

Sting Man of the Match, Sam Jones

Sting man of the Match, Sam Jones (S Crampton)

gamesheet

Details

Date Time League Season
November 10, 2019 5:30 pm NIHL Midlands Cup 2019/20

Results

Team1st2nd3rdT
TC Cars Solihull Barons1517
Sutton Sting1215

TC Cars Solihull Barons

# Player Position G A PIM SA GA SV
3Marcus MaynardDefence114000
4Dave RogersDefence012000
6Richard CroweDefence0027000
15Matt MauriceOffence100000
16Andy WhitehouseOffence000000
17Richard SlaterOffence010000
23Daniel MulcahyOffence110000
24Philip MulcahyOffence210000
25Daniel BrittleGoalie00022418
26Adam BrittleOffence050000
31Sam HewittGoalie00014113
36Henry AdamsOffence000000
41Tomas JanakDefence110000
77Andrew HaywardDefence000000
79Tom SoarOffence112000
81James MoellerDefence000000
91Niklas OttossonOffence000000
97Ruskin HughesOffence000000
10Dan HarrisonDefence010000
 Total 7133536531

Sutton Sting

Position G A PIM SA GA SV
 554233726

Venue

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