Monday 27 January 2014

NIHL North Moralee Conference Round Up - Weekend of 25th & 26th January 2014

It was a case of "as you were" at the top of the Moralee Conference after this weekend's games as each of the top three teams picked up 2 points to maintain their relative positions in the table.

League leaders Solway Sharks edged out Blackburn Hawks in a tense 1-0 win on Saturday night while second place Billingham Stars won 6-3 away at Manchester Minotaurs.

Hawks put their Saturday night disappointment behind them 24 hours later as they beat the Minotaurs 4-2 on Sunday evening.

The only team in the top half of the table to lose were Sutton Sting who went down 5-4 to Sheffield Senators 5-4 in the iceSheffield derby.

The performance of the weekend, however, would have to go to bottom club Telford Titans who, having struggled all season, finally picked up their first point of the campaign with a 5-5 draw at home to Whitley Warriors, coming back from being 5-2 down. 

Those results mean that 6th placed Senators are now just 1 point behind the Warriors, who, in turn, are just 2 points behind Sutton, who currently occupy the last play-off slot - with all 3 having played the same number of games.