Wednesday 2 March 2016

Moralee Conference Round Up - Weekend of 27th & 28th February 2016

Billingham Stars had an excellent weekend in which they picked up 4 points and moved up into 4th place – and a potential play-off berth.

They leapfrog Telford Tigers - who they beat 3-4 away on Saturday night – and then beat freefalling Sheffield Spartans 10-1 at home on Sunday.  The Stars are now 2 points ahead of the Tigers but have played two games more.

Solihull Barons’ tenure of 3rd place looks a little more  shaky after they lost both their games at the weekend. They lost 7-5 away at ever-improving Solway Sharks on Saturday and then 8-4 away at second place Whitley Warriors on Sunday.

Warriors have now played the same number of games as league leaders Blackburn Hawks – who did not have a league game at the weekend and are 3 points clear at the top with 4 games left to play.

The situation at the bottom of the Moralee Conference is interesting with both Sheffield Spartans and Sutton Sting in a battle to avoid the relegation play off. Sheffield Senators are already doomed to finish bottom of the table and face automatic relegation but the team that finishes second bottom will play off home and way against the team that finishes second in the Laidler Conference.   

Former league leaders Spartans currently occupy that berth. two points behind Sting and having played a game more.   Both teams have double headers against Solway Sharks to come but Sutton also play Sheffield Senators in their last league of the season so may just have the easier run in.