Tuesday 24 November 2015

Laidler Conference Round Up - Weekend of 21st & 22nd November 2015

Altrincham Aces had a 4 point weekend culminating in a sensational home win over top of the table Nottingham Lions. After a 7-2 win over Bradford Bulldogs the night before, they beat the league leaders 5-1 on Sunday night -  keeping them goalless until the 53rd minute.

This was the Aces’ 5th win in their last 7 games and demonstrates their improving form since reforming as a club during the summer.

The result means that the Lions are only 2 points ahead of second place Deeside Dragons who didn’t play this weekend and now have 3 games in hand.

Close behind in third place – with 1 point less and one game more under their belts are Widnes Wild who won 4-6 away at Hull Jets on Saturday.  The jets unveiled a new shirt which clashed  with Wild’s usual black away colour so the Widnes team had to wear Hull’s old white home jerseys for the game.  

Another team who are enjoying excellent early season form are Blackburn Eagles who picked up their 5th win in a row with a 3-5 win away at Coventry Blaze.  The Eagles are 4th in the table level on pints with Widnes Wild but have an inferior goal difference. To date, the Eagles have only lost games to the top two teams in the Laidler Conference so their visit to Widnes on 6th December will have extra meaning for all concerned.

Photo: Goal action from Altrincham Aces v Nottingham Lions. Photo by Stuart Latham - www.altyaces.com