NIHL North round-up: Eagles fly into Moralee D1

Blackburn Eagles secured promotion from NIHL North Laidler D2 after recording a pair of victories over the weekend.

The Eagles defeated title rivals Widnes Wild 5-4 at Blackburn Arena and followed up with a 5-1 success at Hull – Jordan Ashington (2), Aaron Jordan, Andrew Duxbury and Chris Jones got the goals against the Jets.

Nathan Britton scored twice for Sheffield Senators in their 4-1 victory at Coventry Blaze NIHL.

Nottingham Lions moved back into a play-off place with a 10-0 win at home to Coventry – Daniel Hazeldine (3) led their scoring.

Solihull Barons edged closer to a place in the Moralee D1 play-offs with a 7-3 home victory over Whitley Warriors – Andrew Whitehouse weighed in with a couple of goals.

Sutton Sting are just a point behind fourth-placed Warriors after picking up three points from their two weekend games.

Joseph Colton, Lloyd Gibson and James Spurr got the goals in Sting’s 3-1 home win against Deeside Dragons, and Spurr followed up with two more in their 3-3 draw at Blackburn Hawks.

Jack Watkins hit a hat-trick for Billingham Stars in their 6-3 home victory over Deeside, while champions Solway Sharks eased to a 4-2 home win against Telford Tigers NIHL.


NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 6-3 Deeside Dragons
Blackburn Hawks 3-3 Sutton Sting
Solihull Barons 7-3 Whitley Warriors
Solway Sharks 4-2 Telford Tigers NIHL
Sutton Sting 3-1 Deeside Dragons

NIHL North Laidler D2

Blackburn Eagles 5-4 Widnes Wild
Coventry Blaze NIHL 1-4 Sheffield Senators
Hull Jets 1-5 Blackburn Eagles Jordan
Nottingham Lions 10-0 Coventry Blaze NIHL

(Image permission: Arthur Foster)

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