Sharks 13 Dragons 2
Saturday saw the Dragons make the long journey north to Dumfries. With a depleted Dragons squad due to injuries, holidays and work commitments travelling to the league leaders was always going to be a difficult task. Solway on the verge of being crowned Moralee Champions flew out the blocks and into the lead with only a minute up on the clock. Another 3 goals followed in the first period all in favour of the home team. Despite this chances were created by the Dragons with Parsons Supa and Kennedy all going close. A short benched shocked Dragons left the ice annoyed to find them so far behind already in the first. The Sharks continued with precise shooting and fast skating which showed why they are perched on top of the pile. Two more goals which forced coach McKenzie into a Goal tending change at 6-0 down. It seemed not to be Dragons night in front of goal, questions continued to be asked of the Sharks rear guard who continued in fine form. More high speed pressure put two more up on the board to see the Sharks finish the second period 8-0. With the Dragons hurting tempers flared just before the end of the second young Dragon Louis Morgan invited Jordan Bruesa to dance with both ending up in the penalty box. Deflated but not down the Dragons 11 skaters continued to chase down every puck and showed real grit and determination. Fans favourite Filip Supa continued his rich scoring form blasting one into the net putting one on the board for the Dragons. Sharks extended their lead with another 3 goals, which put them in 11-1 lead. Dragons again showing never die attitude put another on the board with that man again and MVP Filip Supa. Solway Sharks will be well worthy Champions this year and notch another two goals finishing the game 13-2 to take the points. It was a very difficult night for the Dragons and their travelling supporters but no one could question the effort of the boys which was one pleasing point for coach McKenzie. 5 cup finals left now for the Dragons this season and a point behind Telford with two games in hand. Dragons will look to take points on the road at Sutton and Billingham next weekend with hopefully players coming back from absence.
Report by Shaun Bebbington