SOLIHULL Barons continued their struggle to find form as they conceded on four occasions against NIHL rivals Telford Tigers.
While the Solihull squad were missing a number of key players, a below par performance against the Tigers on Sunday night reflected the pattern of the club’s past six games.
The Barons have only secured three points from their last six fixtures, leaving them third in the league table – 12 points behind top side Solway Sharks.
Telford signalled their intent early on as the visiting side took advantage of some slow line changes and pouncing on any loose pucks.
Though Solihull managed to kill the first of many powerplays, Telford’s dominance soon broke the home side as Matthew Viney shot through traffic for the Tigers opening marker.
The second period continued the pattern of the first as Adam Brittle’s shot bounced from the glove of Josh Nicholls five minutes into the period for Telford’s second goal.
Ed Eaton’s shot while Solihull were on the powerplay was rebounded and quickly tapped in by Rich Slater as the Barons brought themselves to within a goal.
Despite the marker, Telford soon re-established their two goal lead as Luke Brittle and Karol Jets posted goals.
Both sides took a number of penalties in the concluding period, Solihull suffering from a number of minor, double minor and game penalties.
The Barons now have a couple of weeks off over Christmas before they visit the Telford Tigers on Saturday (January 7) before meeting the Shropshire side again at home on Sunday (January 8) at 6pm.