IT was a mixed weekend for Widnes Wild at the weekend as they missed the chance to climb the Laidler Division table.

They endured delight on the road and frustration at home as they won at Telford Tigers on Saturday but lost to neighbours Deeside Dragons the following day.

Having fallen behind in the first period on Saturday, MJ Clancy struck twice in five minutes to nudge the Wild ahead.

Jakub Hajek put them further in front before Ryan Kemp extended the lead further just 40 seconds into the third period.

A fine strike from team captain Danny Bullock made it five Widnes goals and despite Telford grabbing a late goal, the Wild held out for a 5-2 win.

As a result, hopes were high heading into the Deeside clash at Planet Ice Widnes but they were punctured by an early goal for the visitors.

Hajek equalised less than a minute later but Deeside went into the second period 2-1 up despite Widnes having more shots.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

Danny Bullock sees a shot saved by the Deeside netminder. Picture by

The hosts had Hajek to thank again as they drew level on 25 minutes and at that point, it looked as though they would kick on for the victory.

However, Deeside executed a clinical breakaway goal to regain the lead and after Widnes took off their netminder in favour of an extra attacking option, the visitors took advantage of the empty goal to round off the scoring for a 4-2 win.

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Daniel Fay was voted the Wild's MVP for the Deeside defeat. Picture by

The Wild’s next game sees them travel to Solihull Barons for an NIHL Midland Cup clash on Sunday, face off 5.30pm.

There is action at Planet Ice Widnes at the same time as the Wild women’s team face Solway Sharks in their second home league game of the season.

Meanwhile, the Wild’s academy under 18s picked up their first ever league win on Saturday.

They won 8-5 at Deeside, with team captain Sam Anderson scoring five of their goals.

Triston Grimshaw, Rory Sillery and Luke Mullarkey were also on the scoresheet in a historic Widnes victory.

The under 13s left Blackburn with a point after a 2-2 draw, with Jared Knowles scoring both Widnes goals.

Saturday sees the under 9s play their first cross-ice home tournament at Planet Ice Widnes, which also plays host to home games for the under 11s and under 18s against Billingham and Manchester Storm respectively. Face offs at 6.15pm and 7.45pm and admission is free.