Ice Hockey
Barons fail to defeat leaders

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 30 January 2013 Updated: 30/01 12:24

Latest News

Buy photos » Luke Thomas keeps out a Perry Doyle effort on Sunday night. Picture by Keith Davies.

Nottingham Lions 8 Solihull Barons 3

National Two North

TOP of the table Nottingham overcame Barons’ challenge on Sunday night as the visitors suffered a difficult evening on the road.

Having picked up their first penalty of the game five minutes into the contest, when a charging call was made against Perry Doyle, Barons quickly got an idea of the tough night ahead of them as they conceded on the resultant powerplay, former Solihull Kings man Joe Wightman hitting the target.

Wightman went on to complete his hat-trick by the middle of the period, leaving Barons very much on the backfoot.

The visitors pulled one back with five minutes remaining when Dave Rogers struck, giving Barons fresh hope.

That hope did not last long though as the second period will not be featuring in Barons’ highlight reel any time soon.

Lions quickly hit the back of the net with goals from Gareth O’Flaherty and Stuart Parker whilst Barons went on to clock up the penalties. Jose Leon made it 6-1 before the end of the period, leaving the visitors with little but pride to play for in the second half.

They came out with a positive approach though and clawed two goals back through Doyle and Rich Slater but the hosts went on to rub more salt into the wounds with goals from Luke O’Branin and Gareth O’Flaherty.

Barons will bid to regroup on Sunday when they welcome Fylde Flyers to Hobs Moat Road (6pm).

Share This

Popular »

1 Needless 999 calls could push crews beyond limit

2 It will not be lonely this Christmas for 93-year-old veteran

3 Developers unveil new M42 service area plan

4 Waitrose Solihull plans unveiled

5 Terror threat sparks police warning

More sport »

Speed Skating: Charlotte bids to shine in Russia

SOLIHULL Mohawks' Charlotte Gilmartin is amongst the British

Squash: Future is bright for squash stars

TWO of the Midlands most promising squash stars

Tennis: West Warwicks net new coaches

WEST Warwicks Sports Club have welcomed a new

Football: Bogle’s best downs Bay

Solihull Moors 2 Colwyn Bay 0 Conference North

Regional sport »


Coventry Observer
Tim Stimpson guest for Wasps opener

FORMER England and British Lions full back Tim Stimpson will ...

Redditch Standard
Familiar faces dig Redditch out of a hole

Redditch 17 Five Ways 11 Midlands Four West (South) THE ...

Leamington Observer
Poor form continues for Brakes after Fylde loss

BRAKES may have made the long trip up nirth to ...

Stratford Observer
Leaders win on the road

STRATFORD & District Airgun League leaders Wilmcote secured a 228-217 ...