NIHL North round-up: Watson double fires Warriors into third

Whitley Warriors moved up to third place in NIHL North Moralee D1 after securing their fourth consecutive league win.

Callum Watson (2) topped the scoring for the Warriors as they recorded a 4-2 home victory over Sutton Sting.

Matt Maurice’s second goal of the game sealed a 3-3 draw for Solihull Barons at Deeside Dragons.

Blackburn Hawks have now won just once in their last ten matches after crashing to two disappointing defeats in the Northern Cup.

The Hawks lost 6-2 at home to Solway Sharks and followed up with a 7-3 reverse at Billingham Stars.

Sheffield Senators closed the gap on Laidler D2 leaders Blackburn Eagles to two points with a comfortable victory at Coventry Blaze NIHL.

Alex Harding (2) and Nathan Britton (2) led the way for the Senators in an 8-1 win – a result that extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Nottingham Lions triumphed 4-2 at home to Widnes Wild – Dan Hazeldine (2) and Cameron Pywell (2) got their goals.

Richard Haggar scored four for Hull Jets in their 5-2 win at Bradford. The Bulldogs completed a miserable weekend with a 6-3 defeat at Altrincham Aces – Joe Greaves bagged a hat-trick for the home team.

WEEKEND RESULTS

NIHL North Moralee D1

Billingham Stars 7-3 Blackburn Hawks (Cup)
Blackburn Hawks 2-6 Solway Sharks (Cup)
Deeside Dragons 3-3 Solihull Barons
Whitley Warriors 4-2 Sutton Sting

NIHL North Laidler D2

Altrincham Aces 6-3 Bradford Bulldogs
Bradford Bulldogs 2-5 Hull Jets
Coventry Blaze NIHL 1-8 Sheffield Senators
Nottingham Lions 4-2 Widnes Wild

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