The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks made the long journey down to Nottingham on Sunday for a Division 1 North fixture against the Nottingham Lions and after a tough battle emerged victorious to return to the top of the league with a five-three win.
The Sharks struck first when Stevie Moore set up Thomas Charvat (06:55) to score with a powerful shot from long range. That lead was to be short-lived as firstly Warren Tait (09:34) and then Ondrej Pniok (10:12) found the net in quick succession to give the home side a two-one advantage that they would hold until the first interval.
Further disaster struck when Cameron Pywell (31:54) found the net to give the home side a three-one advantage. The Sharks responded well to adversity and before long Stevie Moore (33:41) found himself well placed to reduce the deficit to one after good build-up play from Ross Murray and Kyle Horne.
With just twenty-eight seconds on the third period clock Stuart Kerr and Stevie Moore combined well to create a scoring opportunity for Iain Bowie (40:28) to net his thirteenth goal of the season. The Sharks continued to press and for a while Nottingham were forced very much onto the back foot and it was of no real surprise when Connor Henderson (44:24) gave them a four-three advantage. The Sharks sealed victory when Joe Coulter (59:40 ENG) slammed home Connor Henderson’s pass to score an empty net goal.
A full match report and statistics can be found by following this link. Sharks Lotto
The numbers drawn on Saturday 9th September were as follows - 2, 5, 6 & 7. There were no jackpot winners. Two runners-up with three numbers share £50.
As the BCD Solway Sharks Lotto jackpot was not won last weekend it will rise to £2,150 on Saturday 23rd September.
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd Solway Sharks maintained their group lead in the round-robin stages of the NIHL National Cup with a narrow two-one win at the Shark Tank on Saturday evening.
In the first period play constantly swung from end to end with little to separate the teams, but the goal judges were not to be troubled as both netminders Calum Hepburn and 18 year old Callum Reynolds made a number of excellent saves.
For the third cup game in a row the Sharks fell behind when a swift break up the right-hand boards saw Chris Sykes (23:59) collect a Deniss Baskatovs pass and neatly fire home past Hepburn. For the remainder of the period Solway pressed for an equaliser but it was starting to look like it wasn’t going to be the home sides night as a string of chances were squandered and a Vaclav Kolaric slapshot hit the underside of the crossbar but somehow stayed out of the net. On the Sharks second powerplay of the night the breakthrough finally came when Connor Henderson set up Vaclav Kolarik for another pile-driver that was redirected into the net by Stevie Moore (36:50) in the low slot.
In the final session Solway enjoyed a greater share of possession and Iain Bowie (45:52) gave them the lead when he neatly shot home his twelfth goal of the season after a Lewis Houston shot had been blocked. For the remainder of the game the visitors tried their best to level the scores but found that the Sharks defence had the door firmly bolted and behind them Calum Hepburn was solid as a rock and the home side calmly closed out the game.
Full match details can be found by following this link. Travel arrangements for the Telford game on Saturday 23-09-17
*** Please note change to bus time *** Anyone who would like to travel with the Sharks to the Telford Ice Rink on Saturday to see our top-of-the-table Division 1 North (Moralee) fixture with the Tigers are advised that the team bus will leave the Ice Bowl at 10:30am for the 5:30pm face-off. *** Please note change to bus time ***
The BCD Solway Sharks are delighted to announce that our charity partner for the 2017-18 season will be SWS RnR.
SWS RnR is a charity which provides much needed and appreciated holidays in Dumfries and Galloway for injured soldiers who have seen active service.
To find out more about our partnership read the full story here.