Sharks Stunned By Spartans
The Solway Sharks, sponsored by Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd, were on the road on Sunday for a league fixture against the Sheffield Spartans and ended up on the wrong end of an eight-five scoreline.
A stuttering and disjointed opening to the game sprung into life when Nicholas Manning (03:30) pounced to open the scoring. Play remained scrappy until a typically surging Struan Tonnar (09:03) break leveled the scores. Three goals in forty-two seconds from Stuart Brittle (11:01), Nicholas Manning (11:23) and Stevie Moore (11:43 pictured) left the first interval score at three-two Spartans.
After the break Elliott Knell (24:20) added to Sheffield's lead but the Sharks worked hard and goals from Ross Murray (25:02) and Craig Mitchell (29:03) leveled the scores. With momentum now in Solway's favour the Sharks bench the made the strange decision to replace netminder Jordan Boyle with Andrew Little. This appeared to spur on the Spartans and Ollie Barron (33:27 &36:07) netted twice to give the home side a six-four second interval advantage.
The Sharks fought hard to get back into the game in the final session but this also left gaps in the defence and Nicholas Manning soon added his hat-trick goal (44:03). Stevie Moore (48:28) gave the Sharks supporters hopes of a revival but Sheffield closed out the game and added an empty net goal, again through Manning (59:05) in the closing minute of the game.
Sharks Welcome New Zealand Forward Josh Hay To Their Ranks
The Solway Sharks, sponsored by Building Craftsmen (Dumfries), are delighted to announce that twenty-five year old New Zealand forward Joshua Hay has joined the club.
Josh has represented his country at U18, U20 and senior level and last season played nine games for HF Linköping in the Swedish third division scoring six times with three assists. He broke into the ranks with his home town club Botany Swarm (Auckland) in the 2004-05 season and iced for them one hundred an two times scoring fifty-four goals with fifty assists until moving abroad at the end of last season.
Welcome to the Shark Tank Josh.
Sharks Welcome new "D-man"
The Solway Sharks, sponsored by Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd, are delighted to announce the defenceman Stuart Andrews has joined the club on a two-way contract with North Ayrshire.
Welcome to the Shark Tank Andrew.
Sharks Lotto Not Won, £1,500 Jackpot Next Saturday
The Solway Sharks Lotto was not won on Saturday so will once more rise by £50 to leave next Saturday's Jackpot at a cool £1,500. Get your lotto tickets at the Merchandise Stall on Saturday night or see Rab or Graham to arrange to have your numbers entered automatically each week. See the full lotto results here.