Hawks Stats: James Neil 2+1; Lee Pollitt 2+0; James Royds 1+1 ; Danielius Nomanovas 1+1; Ollie Lomax 1+0; Peta Valusiak 0+4 SOG: Harrison Walker 18 (11 / 7); Niks Trapans
27 (6 / 18 / 3) Stars Stats: Craig Thurston 3+0; Cain Taylor 1+1; Michael Elder 1+0; Shaun Galloway 1+0; James Moss 0+1; Kevin Boyd 0+1; Chris Sykes 0+1; Alex Preston 0+1 SOG: Mark Watson 39 (8 / 9 / 20) In front of a full house on Sunday the visitors got off the mark on 7.46 - the puck still live after the Warriors had hit the bar, Harry Harley backhanded through traffic to beat a screened Watson at his far post.
Squandering several power plays, Billingham moved further ahead on 45.28 when Hehir collected in the neutral zone and - despite three Hawks between himself and the net - fired home past Trapans
Stars Stats: Chris Sykes 1+1; Michael Elder 1+1; Kevin Boyd 1+1; James Moss 1+0; Ben Davison 0+1; Ethan Hehir 0+1 SOG: Mark Watson 6 (3); James Flavell 28 (5 / 11 / 12) Hawks Stats: Kieran Brown 3+0; Aaron Davies 2+0; Danielius Nomanovas 1+2; Adam Barnes 1+2; James Riddoch 1+1; James Neil 0+1; Ric Ravey 0+1; Ollie Lomax 0+1; Jack Murray 0+1; Lee Pollitt 0+1 SOG: Niks Trapans
38 (14 / 9 / 15) Speaking after Sunday's game, Tom Brown could not hide his fury at two 'pathetic' displays from his side: "One word - commitment.
Eventually though the Stars got themselves right back into the game when Chris Sykes hung on to the puck despite defensive pressure and poked the puck through Trapans
' pads on the backhand with less than 80 seconds until the buzzer.
In the 45th minute it was 6-2 as the Hawks gave Chris Sykes all the time in the world to pick his spot in the roof of the net, then in the 48th minute Elder fired straight through Trapans
to see off the Blackburn keeper, Stuart Ashton taking over for the remainder of the game.
Stars Stats: James Moss 1+1; Jack Emerson 1+1; Michael Elder 1+1 SOG: Mark Watson 27 (13 / 9 / 5) Hawks Stats: Jozef Itocy 2+1; Lee Pollitt 1+1; Kieran Brown 1+0; Bobby Streetly 1+0; Steve Duncombe 0+2; Luke Boothroyd 0+1; Matt Viney 0+1; Ollie Lomax 0+1 SOG: Niks Trapans
31 (8 / 15 / 8) Billingham's bench coach Garry Dowd called the weekend's results 'simply unacceptable.'.
Hawks Stats: Richard Bentham 3+0; Aaron Davies 1+1; Mikko Sierman 1+1; Nick Oliver 0+3; Bobby Streetly 0+2; Philip Mulcahy 0+1; Steven Duncombe 0+1; Tom Parkinson 0+1 SOG: Niks Trapans
50 (15 / 19 / 16) Stars Stats: Michael Elder 2+1; Chris Sykes 1+3; Daniel Palmebjork 1+1; Jack Watkins 1+1; Michael Bowman 1+0; Dennis Bostrom 1+0; Matthew Campbell 0+1 SOG: James Flavell 30 (9 / 11 / 10) Billingham's director of coaching Terry Ward could not have been more delighted with the weekend's performances.
On Saturday, Ultimate Windowssponsored Billingham were gifted the perfect start when Hawks' Bobby Caunce was stripped of the puck in front of his own net by James Moss, who fired past debutant netminder Niks Trapans
on his blocker side with only 76 seconds played.