FALCONS SCORE LATE TO EDGE BLACKHAWKS

Senior B League - Round 10 Game 2

Falcons 5 - Blackhawks 4

Five different players scored single goals to share in a team effort as the Adelaide Falcons edged the Adelaide Blackhawks in a hard fought Round 10 Senior B League game recently at Thebarton.

Shane Stolcman’s late goal with under three minutes to go in the game proved to be the winning goal for Big Blue, improving the Falcons record to 3-7 for a total of 9 points and the third and final finals position in the four team division. The Hawks dropped to 2-8, but are still very much in the race for a playoff spot, only three points back of the Falcons.

John Langford , Orville Hildebrand , Dave Castledine, and Steve Panagaris fired the other markers for the Falcons.

The Falcons jumped out to a 2 - 1 lead after the opening 20 minutes of play, only to have the Blackhawks respond with a 2 - 1 second period, sending both teams into the final frame deadlocked at 3 - 3.

Jacob Thomas played his best game of the season slapping home three goals, with team mate Phil Careswell rounding out the scoring for the Blackhawks.

The Falcons out shot the Blackhawks 29 - 23, with Dale Glover stopping 19 shots to record the win in goal for Blue, while Sam Poole blocked 24 of 29 shots in the Hawks net.

GAME SUMMARY

1st PERIOD

SCORING - Falcons - 8:05 - John Langford (S. Stolcman, J. Symonds): Blackhawks - 3:16 - Jacob Thomas (B. Rowe): Falcons - 1:36 - Orville Hildebrand (J. Findlay-Smith)

PENALTIES - Blackhawks - 17:16 - Chris Podger (Interference): Blackhawks - 8:21 - Simon Knapp (Unsportsmanlike): Blackhawks - 5:13 - Simon Knapp (Elbowing): Blackhawks - 1:39 - James Manna (Hooking)

2nd PERIOD

SCORING - Blackhawks - 15:47 - Jacob Thomas (P.Careswell): Blackhawks - 14:07 - Phil Careswell (J. Thomas, N. Ruffino): Falcons - 0:25 - Dave Castledine (C. Murdoch, O. Hildebrand)

PENALTIES - Falcons -13:22 - Jacob Symonds (Holding): Falcons - 10:36 - Orville Hildebrand (Unsportsmanlike)

3rd PERIOD

SCORING - Falcons - 19:20 - Steve Panagaris (J. Symonds): Blackhawks - 6:11 - Jacob Thomas (M. Claire, P. Careswell): Falcons - 2:59 - Shane Stolcman (O. Hildebrand)

PENALTIES - Falcons -14:33 - Jacob Symonds (Unsportsmanlike): Falcons - 7:36 - Jacob Symonds (Slashing)

SHOTS ON GOAL 1st 2nd 3rd Total

Blackhawks 6 9 8 23

Falcons 9 10 10 29

GOALKEEPERS - Blackhawks - Sam Poole: Falcons - Dale Glover

GAME OFFICIALS - Referee - Ian Hunter: Linesmen - Hayden Crafter & Mike Gainer

Scorer - Nicola Reese: Time Keeper - Sarah Wise

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