NIHL North round-up: Sharks set the early pace

Solway Sharks breezed to the top of NIHL North Moralee D1 after an impressive four-point weekend.

Sharks won 3-1 at home to Billingham Stars and followed up with a 9-2 victory at Whitley Warriors – Richard Bentham bagged a hat-trick at Hillheads.

Stars completed a miserable weekend with a 5-2 defeat at Blackburn Hawks – Patrik Nyman (2) topped the scoring for the home side.

Richard Slater’s second goal of the game just three minutes from time secured a 5-5 draw for Solihull Barons at Telford Tigers NIHL.

Lloyd Gibson hit a hat-trick for Sutton Sting in their 4-4 draw at Deeside Dragons.

In Laidler D2, Brian Worrall’s late empty-netter capped a 5-3 win for Altrincham Aces at Hull Jets and he repeated the feat in a 4-2 home victory against Nottingham Lions.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Blackburn Hawks 5-2 Billingham Stars
Deeside Dragons 4-4 Sutton Sting
Solway Sharks 3-1 Billingham Stars
Telford Tigers NIHL 5-5 Solihull Barons
Whitley Warriors 2-9 Solway Sharks

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 4-2 Nottingham Lions
Hull Jets 3-5 Altrincham Aces

(Image permission: David Morrison)

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