The BCD Solway Sharks travelled down to Solihull on Sunday determined to get back to winning ways and consolidate their fourth place position in the league and after a tough game prevailed to win by three goals to two and claim the points.
After a tense start the Sharks took the lead in the eighth minute when Stuart Kerr and Iain Bowie combined to allow Vaclav Kolarik (07:10) to power the puck past the Solihull keeper. Solway looked to be in control of the game until Adam Brittle (17:06) levelled the scores with an unassisted strike with the referee indicating a delayed penalty on the Sharks.
After a closely contested, but scoreless, second period the Barons took just twenty-nine seconds to take the lead in the third session when Luke Brittle and Thomas Soar combined to set up David Rogers to light the lamp. The Sharks fought hard to get back on level terms but for a second night in a row they found them selves up against a resolute and determined defence and found it difficult to create good scoring chances.
With just over eight minutes remaining Solway finally got their breakthrough when Iain Bowie found the key to unlock the home defence with a pass that allowed Ross Murray (51:36 pictured) to level the scores at two. Now that the Sharks had tasted blood for a second time they wanted more and increased the pressure on the home defence but time was beginning to run out when Iain Bowie was once more the provider this time for Kyle Horne (58:06) to fire home the winning goal. The Barons tried desperately to force an equaliser in the closing moments of the game but this time it was the turn of the Solway defence to stand firm and run down the clock for a well deserved but hard earned victory.
Man of the match for Solihull went to Marcus Maynard and to Iain Bowie for the sharks.
|3rd December 2017||6:00 pm||Division 1 North (Moralee)||2017/18|
|Solihull Ice Rink|