Friday 3 April 2015

Solihull Barons Complete Laidler Conference Season With 100% Record!

Solihull Barons wrapped up their second consecutive championship season with a 2-5 win away at Nottingham Lions on Sunday night.  That victory means that the Barons gone through the whole season not only unbeaten but have won all of the 32 games they have played. They finish the season with a maximum 72 points as 4 of their games were played  for double points. 

To say that the Barons have dominated this campaign is an understatement as second placed Telford Tigers - who had already played all their league games before this weekend - finished a distant 16 points behind. The Barons finished with a goal difference of +248 and the nearest again was Telford with +86.

Solihull picked up just one shut out during the regular season - 7-0 away at Deeside - but hit double figures in 14 games. Their highest score was a -27 win away at Bradford Bulldogs in September and the lowest scoring game was 1-4 away at Nottingham in February. The highest tally managed by an opposition team was 6 goals - achieved by Telford in the 6-9 away win on 21st March and also by Blackburn Eagles who only lost 12-6 in Solihull in September. 

Barons players dominated the scoring in the Laidler Conference with 4 of the top 5 playing for Solihull.  However the league's top scorer was actually James Smith of Telford Tigers who finished clear of last season's top marksman Joe Henry.  Barons' Josh Nicholls was top netminder in the Laidler Conference for the second season running, although Telford's Denis Bell picked up more shut outs.