While being nowhere near as impressive as the now legendary Nottingham / Ayr / Streatham etc bench clearances of the 1980s, this was still quite an unusual occurrence in the “modern” modern game.
It all kicked off with just 10 seconds to go in game that
Solihull had already got won at 3-1.
And ended up with 125 penalties minutes being given out (Barons 75 –
Sharks 50) shared between 6 Barons and 4 Sharks.
Aside from the fighting, the weekend was rather disappointing for the Sharks overall as they only managed a 3-3 draw away at Telford Tigers on Saturday night, whereas had they won both games they would have dramatically propelled themselves into the play off places.
As it is, Solihull have a 5 point cushion in 3rd place, ahead of Telford and Billingham Stars who are on the same number of points in 4th and 5th, but Telford have the superior playing record and a game in hand.
At the top of the table, Blackburn Hawks did their title chances a lot of good with 4 points from 2 wins. They beat bottom club Sheffield Senators home and away 3-8 & 9-2 and are currently 7 points clear of second place Whitley Warriors who narrowly beat Sutton Sting 2-1 on Sunday night and who have 2 games in hand.
The other Moralee game of the weekend saw Sutton beat iceSheffield rivals Sheffield Spartans 10-2 on Saturday night.