Solway Sharks vs Billingham Stars

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Recap

The BCD Solway Sharks put one hand firmly on the Northern Cup with a comprehensive eight-one thrashing of the Billingham Stars at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening.

The Sharks will lift the trophy once again if the beat Whitley Warriors at home next Saturday as they are the only team that can beat Solway’s current total of 20 points and that would be in the unlikely event they win all of their five remaining fixtures.

The outlook didn’t look too bright for the home side when Jack Emmerson (03:04) fired the visitors into an early lead with an unassisted goal in the third minute and it took Solway a little time to start firing on all cylinders. Jordan Buesa (11:16) continued his run of fine form when he converted a Ben Edmonds pass to level the scores just after the mid-way point in the opening period and returned the favour for Edmonds (17:31) to give the Sharks a slender lead going into the first intermission.

No-one in the crowd could surely have predicted the show that the Solway “Young Guns” were about to deliver as the players returned to the ice but they were soon to be fully entertained. Joe Coulter (24:48) was next on the score sheet when he converted Ross Murray’s pass before fine work from Struan Tonnar and Marc Fowley set up Daniel Abercrombie (26:52) to score his first of the night. Struan Tonnar (28:10) scored the Sharks fifth before Daniel Abercrombie (34:21 & 35:20) completed his hat trick and Jordan Buesa (36:49) rounded off an almost perfect period with the home sides eighth goal.

The final period was something of a non-event after the thrills that had gone on before. The Stars regained their composure with the ever-reliable James Flavell now between the pipes and the Sharks were content to play out the period and claim the spoils.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
14th January 2017 7:00 pm Northern Cup 2016/17

Venue

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Solway Sharks260018
Billingham Stars100031

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward3000000
9Joe CoulterForward1000002
12Jordan BuesaForward2100000
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman0100000
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0000000
24Ben EdmondsForward1100000
30Chris RaeNetminder0000000
32Calum HepburnNetminder000291280
34Marc FowleyForward0100000
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman0100000
51Struan TonnarForward1000002
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0300000
75Stevie MooreForward0100000
90Ross MurrayForward02000025
16Darren StattersfieldDefenceman0000000
 Total 81102912829

Billingham Stars

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 1129468382
G
8
1
A
11
1
SOG
0
29
SA
29
46
GA
1
8
SV
28
38
PIM
29
2