Solway Sharks vs Billingham Stars

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Recap

The BCD Solway Sharks took a massive step towards regaining the NIHL Moralee Conference title with a comprehensive seven-one victory over second placed Billingham Stars at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening.

In a closely contested fixture the Shark quickly showed that they had brought their shooting sticks to the game and sped to a two goal lead with strikes from Kim Miettinen (04:31) and Jordan Buesa (08:01). Billingham refused to buckle and their attacking endeavours would have brought them a greater reward on most nights but they failed to take their chances and were restricted to a solitary strike from Michael Bowman (10:28). With the game finely balanced Solway took a decisive step towards victory when Stevie Moore (19:50) scored with just ten seconds left in the session.

The second period continued mas as the first had developed but again it was the home side who converted their chances with Jordan Buesa (34:27) and Ben Edmonds (37:01) scoring to give the Sharks a five-one advantage at the second intermission.

In the final session Solway generally controlled play and the referee, Mr Wardell, was not called on to issue a single penalty during the entire match, such was the sporting nature of both teams. The Sharks did find the net on two more occasions firstly through Struan Tonnar (51:43) and finally through Scott Henderson (55:09 pictured) after he was unselfishly set up by Jordan Buesa.

The Man of the Match Awards were presented to Jack Emmerson for the Stars and to Jordan Buesa for the Sharks.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
4th February 2017 7:00 pm NIHL (North) D1, Moralee Conference 2016/17

Venue

Dumfries Ice Bowl

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Solway Sharks322007
Billingham Stars100001

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward0100000
9Joe CoulterForward0300000
12Jordan BuesaForward2200000
16Darren StattersfieldDefenceman0200000
18Juraj SenkoDefenceman0100000
21Stuart AndrewsDefenceman0100000
24Ben EdmondsForward1100000
32Calum HepburnNetminder000361350
33Kyle JohnstonNetminder0000000
47Kim MiettinenDefenceman1000000
51Struan TonnarForward1000000
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0000000
75Stevie MooreForward1000000
89Scott HendersonForward1100000
90Ross MurrayForward0200000
96Kieran HairForward0000000
 Total 71448361350

Billingham Stars

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 1235487410
G
7
1
A
14
2
SOG
48
35
SA
36
48
GA
1
7
SV
35
41
PIM
0
0