Warriors open their season with big win

Whitley Warriors achieved an 11-0 win over Nottingham Lions in their 2019-20 season opener at Hillheads on Sunday evening.

Friday, 6th September 2019, 4:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 1:57 pm
Phil Edgar celebrates the opening goal for the Warriors.

After some frenetic play early in the first period, Whitley eventually opened the scoring through Phil Edgar on 8:17 and this was the only goal of the period.

David Longstaff made it 2-0 in the second period, further strikes from Rolands Gritans, Edgar and Ben Richards put them 5-0 in front going into the final stanza.

Longstaff continued the rout in the third period, and as Warriors dominated play, Callum Watson, Harley (2), Dan Pye and Callum Queenan all found the net to complete a comfortable victory.

On Saturday Warriors face Sutton Sting in their first away match of the season.