Aiming to cross the finish line in style

Fife Flyers' player-coach Todd Dutiaume on the bench versus Sheffield Spartans
Fife Flyers' player-coach Todd Dutiaume on the bench versus Sheffield Spartans
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FIFE Flyers need just a point to wrap up the Northern League title.

After two failed attempts last weekend, the league leaders have another chance to seal the championship at home to Blackburn Hawks this Saturday.

Defeat would lead to a title decider in Whitley Bay on Sunday – although second-placed Warriors would require a NINE-goal victory to overtake Flyers in the head-to-head stakes. They would then have to beat Northern Stars on Tuesday to oust the Kirkcaldy side.

With goal difference so heavily in their favour, Flyers could realistically lose their final two league games and still become champions, but coach Todd Dutiaume wants to cross the finish line in style.

“We don’t want to hobble towards the title,” he said. “If we do it, we want to do it with style and leave no doubt in people’s minds that we are deserving champions.

“If you want to be credible champions you have to win big games, and they don’t come any bigger than Saturday.”

Should Flyers gain the point they need against Blackburn, the Northern League trophy will be presented on the ice after the match. Face-off is 7.15 p.m.