SNL preview: Kestrels chase points as title race hots up

Kirkcaldy Kestrels host Kilmarnock Storm on Sunday desperately seeking a victory to keep their SNL title hopes alive.

The Kestrels’ 6-4 defeat at home to Aberdeen last weekend left them third in the table, four points behind Lynx and two adrift of Paisley Pirates.

The reigning champions have struggled for consistency this term – something forward Conor Duncan is keen to put right.

“The season so far has been tough – with the league improving year-on-year and all the top teams strengthening their squads our results have been up and down,” said Duncan.

“Saying that we sit in a top four position in the league with an outside chance of retaining our title. We won’t give up until it’s mathematically impossible.

“This weekend we face the Storm who’ve also strengthened their team recently. I’m expecting a reaction from the boys after the disappointment of last weekend and looking for nothing less than maximum points.”

Dundee Comets face Dundee Tigers on Saturday aiming to keep up the pressure on the top three.

The Comets are four points behind Lynx with a game in hand and defender Aaron Greger believes victory over their local rivals is crucial if they’re to stay in the title race.

“This weekend is without a doubt the biggest yet in our season,” said Greger.

“We’re coming into this game in good form and looking to make it count against the Tigers. This could make or break our season – if we win it keeps us in the running for the league.

“We’re in a position where every game is a must-win and anything less than that isn’t good enough for us.”

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Dundee Comets v Dundee Tigers
Moray Typhoons v North Ayrshire Wild

Sunday

Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Kilmarnock Storm

(Image permission: Gordon Venters)

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