Pitbulls Take Revenge After Sharks Victory

The Solway Sharks made the away trip to Bristol on Saturday evening, then
welcomed the Bristol Pitbulls to the Dumfries Ice Bowl on Sunday Afternoon.

The Sharks headed to Bristol for the first time this season to face the Pitbulls on
Saturday evening. Adam Harding’s goal in the opening period gave the Pitbulls the

Olivier Arseneau’s first goal for the Sharks this season tied the score in the second
period. Bristol’s second goal was scored by Bayley Harewood, who gave the Pitbulls
the lead once more.

Both teams had numerous chances in the third period, with Mason Alderson scoring
the only goal of the period to send the game into overtime at 2-2. Both teams had
chances in overtime, but it was John Dunbar’s goal that secured the Sharks’ win.
Sharks forward Lewis Young said after both games “We showed real character to
come back and grab the win on Saturday, but Sunday’s performance wasn’t
acceptable. I know myself and the boys will get back at it this week in training, and I
will make sure we come back with a chip on our shoulder for Saturday’s game
against the Wildcats”.

Following the Sharks’ win in Bristol on Saturday night, the two teams faced off again
at the Dumfries Ice Bowl for the weekend’s second game.

Both teams had chances early on, but it was the Bristol Pitbulls who took the lead on
Elliott Lewis’ goal. The Sharks created chance after chance, but Pitbulls goaltender
Ben Norton was up to the task, until the Sharks eventually equalised through John

The period started quickly, with a goal for the Bristol Pitbulls, this time scored by
Brennan Feasey for the Pitbulls’ second goal. Bayley Harewood scored the game’s
third goal, doubling the lead at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.

The Pitbulls’ fourth goal came on the powerplay, and it was Brennan Feasey’s
second of the game as the Pitbulls increased their lead in the second period. The
Sharks scored their second goal of the game as they sought a comeback, Lewis
Young the scorer.

Curtis Warburton entered the game for the Sharks at the start of the third period and
was beaten early in the period after Brennan Feasey’s third goal of the game. As the
game neared its last ten minutes, the Sharks created chances but were unable to
find the back of the net.

It was another goal for the Pitbulls, as Brennan Feasey scored his fourth. The
Sharks were able to get another goal, with Nolan Gardiner scoring the Sharks third
goal of the game. The Pitbulls then got their seventh goal. Adam Harding was the

Connor Henderson scored the Sharks’ fourth goal of the game, but it was the Pitbulls
who took the two points.

After this weekend’s games Sharks Head Coach Martin Grubb said “On Saturday,
we showed good character after a long trip to find a way to come from behind and
win a hockey game in what was a tight game. Sunday was a disappointing result and
performance, and as a group, we will get back to work and rectify our mistakes. It’s
never easy playing after that trip, but we won’t make excuses and will work hard on
turning these two-point weekends into four”.

The Sharks will return to the Dumfries Ice Bowl this Saturday, December 9th at 7pm,
with doors opening at 5.30pm, so buy your tickets now as they face the Swindon
Wildcats. Tickets can be purchased online at http://sharksihc.com/tickets/.

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