Our last road trip of the season this weekend as we head south to face the Solihull Barons at Hobs Moat Road. I’m not sure who’s the more unpredictable team us, or them.

Some nice comments this week on the socials about the season coming to a close and how sad some are. We really do appreciate the comments and they’re so humbling to read. We endeavour to improve the product and we will keep doing so as we plan for the next season, it never stops and we’ll take stock of our good, bad and indifferent things we’ve done this term. The one thing we pride ourselves on is our honesty and transparency and we’ll sit down and look at all the business and look to make it even better come September.

As things stand we are still unclear who’ll be our opponents on the weekend of the 16th/17th as the league has yet to be finished, but that’s the date for the quarter finals, home and away before the Play Off Final Weekend. I know one thing, it really has been an open season in the results department. Who would have predicted the outcome of some of the games, you’d have been down a bookies put it that way.

As I write this, I have no idea the line up of the team for the weekend, hopefully we won’t be as short as last week, I can honestly say I’ve never seen a team so depleted. Weddings, work, illness, injury and suspensions. I have the give the remaining group the biggest of compliments, they never once quit, I really was very proud, we couldn’t ask any more of them, we really couldn’t.

Congratulations must go to the worthy winners of the league the Solway Sharks, a proper well run respectable outfit, a few weeks back I said Sunday’s opposition Solihull could be dark horses for the play offs, and I’m not sure whether I should change my mind or not, they really do blow hot and cold, it’ll be interesting to see. However, on our day I really do believe we are capable of beating anyone, I’ll never write off this resilient bunch, they’ve been a pleasure to be around all year, let’s hope!

See you in Solihull.

Cheers G.

Blackburn Hawks