Warriors through to North Cup final

Whitley Warriors progress to the NIHL North Cup final after achieving a 13-5 win against local rivals Billingham Stars over a two-legged semi-final, writes Emma Hill.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 12:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 1:41 pm
Warriors celebrate Dean Holland's goal whilst a dejected Matthew Campbell looks on - Photo Ian Hanlon

Taking a 5-2 lead into their home leg, Whitley opened their account through captain Dean Holland on 8:28. The Teessiders equalised through Callum Wilkinson on 18:05.

The Warriors dominated from the midpoint of the game, Harry Harley and Callum Queenan giving their side a 3-1 lead. Stars’ James Hellens responded to make it 3-2 but Callum Watson and Harley netted to achieve a 5-2 lead.

Phil Edgar, Ross Douglass and Rolands Gritāns all added to the score board for 8-2. Billingham netted a third but Whitley progress to the final against Murrayfield Racers.