On Saturday, 4th place Telford Tigers beat bottom team Sheffield Senators 2-8 for what was the Sheffield side’s 25th consecutive defeat. With just 7 games left and a deficit of 21 points, the Senators are already resigned to finishing bottom of the pile and just above them are Sheffield Spartans who lost 1-2 to Whitley Warriors on Sunday.
That game ended in farcical circumstances as it was stopped with over 2 minutes left to play because of a blood spillage on the ice.
In the following encounter on the bill, league leaders Blackburn Hawks easily disposed of 4th from bottom Sutton Sting by 7 goals to 0.
Those results mean that, heading into the final straight, the Hawks still lead the table by 7 clear points although second place Whitley have two games in hand.