Hawks reach play off final

Chris Arnone kept a cool head

Chris Arnone kept a cool head

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Blackburn Hawks will bid to retain their NIHL Moralee Conference title on Sunday afternoon when they face Solway Sharks in the play-off final (2pm).

It is a repeat of last year's final in which Hawks triumphed.

Hawks reached the final in dramatic fashion courtesy of a penalty shoot-out victory over Billingham Stars in Dumfries.

Adam Brittle and skipper Chris Arnone were the heroes for Hawks as they converted meaning Jon Adams' miss was not felt as the Stars failed to score either of their two efforts.

Hawks had trailed 2-0 at the end of the first period but a brace from Aaron Davies hauled the Blackburn side level in the second period.

Neither side could make the breakthrough in the final period and there were no futher goals in overtime meaning penalties were required.

Solway Sharks defeated Whitley Warriors 6-3 in the other semi final.

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