Hull Pirates vs Solway Sharks

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Recap

The BCD Solway Sharks made the long journey down to Hull on Sunday to play the Pirates and appeared to suffer a serious case of bus legs for the first two periods leading to a disappointing six-three defeat.

Last season the Pirates were playing at a higher level in the now defunct EPL so the Sharks knew from the start that this was going to be a difficult game and so it quickly proved as the home side were first to every puck and deservedly returned to the dressing room after twenty minutes with a three goal lead courtesy of goals from Jason Hewitt (04:48 & 10:41 PP) and Jordan Fisher (09:05).

The second period started in a far better fashion for the Sharks as Scott Henderson (22:30) capped his excellent recent form when he collected a Connor Henderson and finished neatly past the Hull netminder from close range. Unfortunately this was to be a false dawn for those for those hoping a Solway revival. Solway had chances to reduce the deficit further but some poor finishing allowed the Pirates to regroup and regain their control of the game. Heartened by this Hull were able to run in a further three goals before the second intermission with counters coming from Samuel Towner (25:08 PP), Lee Haywood (31:22) and Lee Bonner (36:12).

In the final session the home side may have taken their foot off the gas to some extent but the Sharks certainly improved and, while never threatening to level the match, at least achieved a modicum of respectability. A powerplay five minutes from time saw Joe Coulter (54:23) convert after a neat interchange of passes between Ross Murray and Iain Bowie then eighteen seconds later Daniel Abercrombie (54:45) netted after being set up by Connor Henderson and Stevie Moore.

Man of the match for the Sharks was awarded to netminder Calum Hepburn.

A gallery of photographs from this match can be found by following this link.

Details

Date Time Competition Season
1st October 2017 5:30 pm Division 1 North (Moralee) 2017/18

Venue

Hull Arena

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPPGPPOT
Hull Pirates330246
Solway Sharks012153

Hull Pirates

Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
 612493132820

Solway Sharks

# Player Position G A SOG SA GA SV PIM
5Kyle HorneDefenceman0000000
6Stuart KerrDefenceman0000000
7Daniel AbercrombieForward1000000
8Iain BowieForward0100000
9Joe CoulterForward1000000
18Luke HoustonDefenceman0000000
24Marek CharvatDefenceman0000002
25Connor HendersonForward0200002
30Calum HepburnNetminder000496430
33Chris RaeNetminder0000000
34Lewis HoustonForward0000000
51Struan TonnarForward0000000
55James HutchinsonDefenceman0000000
71Scott CooperDefenceman0000000
75Stevie MooreForward0100000
89Scott HendersonForward1000002
90Ross MurrayForward0100002
93Vaclav KolarikDefenceman0000000
 Total 3531496438
G
6
3
A
12
5
SOG
49
31
SA
31
49
GA
3
6
SV
28
43
PIM
20
8