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The Wild won their first meeting of the season with Solihull 5-1 back in October (Photo by Geoff White)

The YKK sponsored Widnes Wild have an important away trip to the West Midlands this Sunday 18th December when they travel to face Solihull Barons – 5.30 pm face off


This will be a highly significant game in terms of both league and cup positions as, after last weekend’s results, the Wild are sitting in 4th place in the Moralee Division table with Solihull Barons joining them on the same number of points after an away win in Nottingham on Sunday.


Also, the first two league meetings between each team in the Moralee Division count towards the qualifying table for the Moralee Cup competition with the top four teams going through to the semi finals. Solway and Whitley have already qualified and Billingham, Widnes and Solihull are in the running for the other two semi final spots.


The Stars have a 5-point advantage in the cup group so, realistically, it is most likely to be between the Wild and the Barons for the 4th berth.


There is the added complication of the Deeside Dragons, however, who are way behind everybody else in terms of games played and could still - mathematically at this point - finish in a qualifying position.


The only meeting between Widnes and Solihull this season so far came in early October when the Wild won 5-1.


Following Sunday’s away game, the Wild have a break from matches until the new year when they travel to face Nottingham away on 8th January. They are next at home on Sunday 15th January when they face Blackburn Hawks at Planet Ice Widnes – 5.30pm face off.



WILD JUNIOR ACADEMY


The Wild Academy have two home games this Saturday 17th December at Planet Ice Widnes with the Under 16 team taking on Nottingham U16s - 4.20pm face off – and the Under 18 team playing Grimsby U18s – 6pm face off.


Admission to all Wild Academy home games at Planet Ice Widnes is free and spectators are encouraged to go along and cheer on the stars of the future.



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