SNL round-up (w/e 13th September)

A Mark Hassan hat-trick and two from Fraser Campbell set Paisley Pirates on the road to an Autumn Cup semi-final showdown with current holders Edinburgh Capitals SNL.

Leading Kilmarnock 5-2 after the first leg, Campbell’s brace and one each from Hassan and Ian Turley in the first period killed the tie off, despite Ryan Parkin netting for Storm.

Hassan completed his hat-trick with two in the second period, while Scott Wright found the net for the home team and it became something of a procession for the Pirates.

Scott Cowan and Graham McCamley rounded things off nicely as Paisley booked their last four place.

Kirkcaldy Kestrels got their title defence off to the best possible start, despite trailing after the first 20 minutes at Moray Typhoons.

The hosts were looking to make amends after losing 7-3 at Edinburgh Capitals last weekend, but found themselves behind when Robbie Summers opened the scoring inside six minutes.

Harry Ferguson pulled Moray level 90 seconds later only for Chad Smith to restore Kestrels’ lead, but two from Steven Mackin – both on the powerplay – edged Typhoon in front.

James Cunningham made it 3-3 early in the second, with Allan Anderson grabbing two short-handed goals, either side of a Robin Floyd powerplay effort, putting the SNL champions 6-3 ahead.

Mackin completed his hat-trick, but Summers finished the scoring to consign Moray to their second league defeat of the new campaign.

Dundee Tigers set up a last four clash with Dundee Comets, despite drawing their quarter-final second leg with Aberdeen Lynx.

Tigers led 7-5 after last week’s first leg in Aberdeen, and increased their lead in the first period through Steven Turnbull before Grant Reekie added a second.

Ross McIntosh pulled one back minutes later on the powerplay to remind the Tayside men they weren’t out of the tie yet.

Christian Johnson levelled the game at 2-2 with a powerplay goal, bringing the tie back to a two-goal difference.

Scott Marr and another from Reekie effectively killed things off, despite Mark Laing finding the net for Aberdeen.

Sean Dyer’s goal with five minutes to go couldn’t trigger a late comeback as Tigers held on to confirm their place in the semi-final.

(Image permission: Derek Black)

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