SOLIHULL Barons comfortably dispatched of bottom side Nottingham Lions on Sunday evening with a convincing 8-2 victory away from home.
An earlier tie delayed the start to the game, but Barons wasted no time from the puck drop and immediately went ahead through Daniel Mulcahy after just over a minute.
Nottingham would equalise on ten minutes through Thomas Palmer, but it would be a short-term fix to their defensive woes as Solihull struck powerplay goals through Luke Brittle and Dave Rogers to ease in front at the period end.
Barons extended their lead in the second period with four unanswered goals.
Andy Whitehouse netted with a couple of strikes, Adam Brittle making it 6-1, before a couple of players from each side were sent to the penalty box.
Despite tempers flaring and Matt Maurice and Richard Crowe missing, Solihull scored in the final second of the period when Adam Brittle added his second.
The final period died down in terms of action with the tie already decided, as the sides drew the last twenty.
Marcus Maynard for the Barons and Luke Evans for Nottingham struck powerplay goals to finish the scoring and claim Solihull a much-needed win.
Barons visit Billingham Stars in Teeside on Saturday (6pm) before a home tie against the Lions the next day (6pm).