Monday 2 February 2015

Moralee Conference Weekend Round Up - 31st Jan / 1st Feb

League leaders Blackburn Hawks took a step closer to their first ever league title with a 4 point weekend that saw their fellow Moralee conference contenders drop important points.

The Hawks won 9-4 at home to Whitley Warriors on Saturday night in a game that also saw a minute’s silence in honour of Hawks GM Alan Amos who died during the week and then won 3-5 away at Billingham Stars.

The Stars were on a roll having already won 2-5 away at Solway Sharks to hoist themselves into 2nd place in the table and were actually leading the Hawks 3-1 after two periods.  The Hawks dragged themselves back into the game but Billingham never gave up and actually played the last two minutes with no netminder as they threw an extra attacker into the mix.

Defending champions Solway Sharks rounded off a disappointing  “nul point” weekend losing 6-1 away at Sheffield Spartans, who at this rate, look good for a play off place.

In the other Moralee game of the weekend, second bottom Sutton Sting beat bottom club Manchester Minotaurs to keep in touch with the mid-table pack.

The mathematicians have been out in force and as things stand, Blackburn Hawks only need to win 3 of their remaining 8 games to secure the Moralee Conference title. Depending on the results of the other chasing teams – they play Solway on Sunday – it all could quite easily be decided before the end of February.

Photo: Blackburn Hawks goal against Billingham Stars - photo by John Milton