NIHL North round-up: Istocy blasts Hawks into the play-offs

Blackburn Hawks booked their place in the NIHL North Moralee D1 play-offs with an impressive 6-4 victory at Solihull Barons.

Jozef Istocy (3), Philip Mulcahy (2) and Richard Bentham got the goals as the Hawks secured a semi-final tie against Billingham Stars. The Barons and Solway Sharks complete the final four line-up.

Callum Watson (2) topped the scoring for Whitley Warriors in their 6-3 victory at Billingham.

Deeside kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 4-4 draw at home to Solway – Jordan Bannon’s late goal gave the Dragons a valuable point.

Solway completed their Northern Cup fixtures with a 10-0 home success against Blackburn.

Altrincham Aces qualified for the Laidler D2 play-offs after sealing a 6-2 home win over Coventry Blaze NIHL.

Widnes Wild ended their regular season campaign with a 3-2 victory at home to Bradford Bulldogs – Bobby Caunce scored the winner.


NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 3-6 Whitley Warriors
Deeside Dragons 4-4 Solway Sharks
Solihull Barons 4-6 Blackburn Hawks
Solway Sharks 10-0 Blackburn Hawks (Cup)

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 6-2 Coventry Blaze NIHL
Widnes Wild 3-2 Bradford Bulldogs

(Image permission: Keith & Jenny Davies)

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