Blackburn Hawks took a step closer to securing the runners up position in the Moralee Conference with an 8-1 win over bottom team Telford Titans.
They now have a 3 point lead over 3rd place Billingham Stars although they have now played one game more.
A win for the Hawks away at Whitley Warriors tomorrow night (Sunday) will confirm Blackburn's place in the end of season play offs.
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In the NIHL North cup, Solway Sharks had to come from 2-0 down to beat Manchester Minotaurs
14-2. Sharks now join Sutton Sting in the group table on 8 points from 6 games played. Blackburn Hawks lead the table with 10 points from 7 games.
Once the group games have been completed, the top two teams in the group will meet home and away in a two legged Cup final.
Photo: Solway v Manchester by David Morrison