Solway Sharks vs Sutton Sting

Recap

The BCD Solway Sharks ran out comfortable winners by four goals to one in their NIHL North D1 fixture on Saturday night at the Shark Tank.

However, it was to be the Sheffield-based side who were to open the scoring in the seventh minute when Scott Morris won a face-off to the right of the Sharks goal and Ben Jones rifled a shot past the unsighted Kieran Hobbins.

That lead was to last for just four minutes. Sutton had worked hard to kill a Solway powerplay and had just returned to full strength when the impressive Daniel Abercrombie collected a Juraj Senko pass on the left and somehow squeezed a shot between Dmitri Zimozdra and his near post.

Hungry for more Solway continued to press and duly took the lead two and a half minutes from the first interval when Kim Miettinen and Joe Coulter combined to allow Richard Bentham to score with a deflected shot.

After the break the Sharks continued to press and goal number three arrived in the twenty-fourth minute when Richard Bentham and James Wallace combined at centre ice to release Joe Coulter through the middle and his shot seemed to take a detour from a Sutton defender which deceived Zimozdra.

A change of tactics saw the visitors concentrate their defence in the centre which allowed Solway space and time around the boards to do pretty well as they pleased and the home sides movement and passing certainly looked impressive.

With just under three minutes remaining in the session Daniel Abercrombie collected possession on the left-hand boards and cut in along the goal-line before once more finding a chink in Zimozdra’s armour at the front post.

While there was to be no further scoring in the final period the supporters there was plenty of action to keep the supporters interested and with sharper finishing the Sharks could certainly have added a few more to their total.

At the end of the day three wins in a row to start the season and the supporters can now look forward to next weekends Northern Cup action with a home game against Blackburn Hawks and a trip to Billingham Stars.

The Man of the match awards were presented to James Goodman for Sutton and to Daniel Abercrombie for Solway.

 

 

 

 

Details

Date Time Competition Season
17th September 2016 7:00 pm NIHL (North) D1, Moralee Conference 2016/17

Venue

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Solway Sharks220014
Sutton Sting100021

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward2000000
9Joe CoulterForward1100000
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman0100000
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0000000
25Connor HendersonForward0200000
28James WallaceDefenceman0100000
30Chris RaeNetminder0000000
31Kieran HobbinsNetminder000191180
34Marc FowleyForward0000000
38Duncan SpeirsForward0000000
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman0100000
51Struan TonnarForward0000004
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0000000
75Stevie MooreForward0000000
89Scott HendersonForward0000000
90Ross MurrayForward0000000
91Richard BenthamForward1100000
 Total 4760191184

Sutton Sting

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 1118604564
G
4
1
A
7
1
SOG
60
18
SA
19
60
GA
1
4
SV
18
56
PIM
4
4