THUMPING victories over Nottingham Lions and Sutton Sting completed a fine weekend in the Moralee Division and Midland Cup for Solihull Barons.
The emphatic performances by the Barons, who dismissed Sutton 11-2 and Nottingham 13-1, were the perfect way for Daniel Brittle’s side to respond to a 7-0 reverse at Whitley Warriors in their last appearance on the rink.
Sutton were stung by the ruthless visitors in the Midland Cup on Saturday, who preserved their 100% record in the competition.
Phil Mulcahy required just three minutes to find the net, while his brother Daniel provided the second seven minutes later.
Stanislav Lascek reduced the deficit at the end of the first period, but his side were quickly dismantled by the prolific Barons in the middle 20.
Daniel Mulcahy notched his second for Solihull’s third, before a Thomas Soar brace and a second for Phil Mulcahy – via a penalty shot – put the visitors in control.
Two more followed for Soar as Barons finished the second period 8-1 up, with Ruskin Hughes, Adam Brittle and Richard Slater later adding their name to the scoresheet.
Lascek finished off the scoring with his second of the afternoon, but it was far too little, too late for the weary hosts.
Barons followed up that result with an even more impressive effort at home to Nottingham Lions on Sunday , a result which sends them up to third in the league.
Daniel and Phil Mulcahy opened the scoring to bring about a sense of déjà vu, with Callum Bowley also netting to open the game in confident fashion.
Solihull once again found success during the middle period, scoring no less than five times through Matthew Maurice, Phil Mulcahy, Bowley and two from Adam Brittle, to lead 8-0 heading into the final segment.
Five more goals followed for the hosts with Slater and Niklas Ottosson scoring, while a hat-trick goal for Bowley and two more from Bowley completed the rout.
The Lions finally responded with a whimper, not a roar, when having the final say with Thomas Palmer’s goal eight seconds from time, to bring proceedings at Hobs Moat Road to an end.
Barons host Blackburn Hawks in the league on Sunday (5.30pm).