Tuesday 23 February 2016

Laidler Conference Round Up - Weekend of 20th & 21st February 2016

Photo: goalmouth action from the Lions v Bulldogs match
photo by Peter McConnochie www.urbanscot.co.uk      
The biggest game in the Laidler Conference saw Altrincham Aces close upon 4th place Blackburn Eagles in what is becoming a fascinating battle for the final play-off spot.

The Eagles had a 6 point cushion going into the game and were leading 1-3 at the first break.  However the Aces fought back with a 4-2 second period to square the match going into the final third and then made sure of the win with 4 unanswered goals.  Top scorer for the Aces was Joe Greaves with 1+3 and former EPL player Jake Nurse chipped in with 4 assists.

The Aces are now 4 points behind the Eagles with both teams having 6 games left to play and the two teams meet in Blackburn for the final game of the season on 27th March.

Nottingham Lions continue to be in the running for second place – and a promotion play-off spot – after a 3-0 shutout of Bradford Bulldogs on Sunday night.  The night before, Bradford had hauled themselves off the bottom of the table with a 7-4 win over Hull Jets.