Wednesday 4 November 2015

Laidler Conference Round Up - Weekend of 13st Oct / 1st Nov 2015

Shannon Lingwood celebrates a Bradford Bulldogs goal against Deeside Dragons
Photo by Rob Hutchinson Photography
Bradford Bulldogs almost pulled off the upset of the season so far as they held second place Deeside Dragons to a 5-5 draw on Saturday night – despite being outshot 32 to 72.   

The league’s bottom team were leading 5-2 at the end of the second period but were eventually pegged back and had to settle for a point. That point lifted the Bulldogs off the bottom of the table – a position that is now occupied by Coventry Blaze who lost 5-4 away at Altrincham Aces on Sunday. 

Bradford’s other game of the weekend – away at Widnes on Sunday night – also started well as they held their hosts to 1-1 at the first break and looked very much in contention until the Wild began to pull away in the third period. The match finished 7-2 but Bradford looked the better side of much of the encounter and will draw hope from their weekend performances.

Widnes are now 3rd - just one point behind Deeside who they play at Queensferry on Saturday night.