Kevin Russell weighed in with four goals as Moray Typhoons picked up their second SNL win of the season with an emphatic 9-3 victory over Dundee Comets.
The Typhoons’ captain led by example by opening the scoring in the first couple of minutes, before Ryan Thomson found the net for the visitors later in the first session.
Two more from Russell completed his hat-trick before Gavin Miller added another to give Moray a commanding lead, although Jamie Whitelaw pulled another back for the Comets before the second break.
Russell got his fourth early in the third, with Robert Brown matching it for Dundee, but the Typhoons blew the Tayside men away in that final period.
A goal each from Mike Ferguson, Harry Ferguson, Graham Ramshaw and Steven Mackin clinched victory in impressive style as the Elgin side moved into seventh place in the table.
North Ayrshire Wild got sweet revenge on Kirkcaldy Kestrels as Daniel Abercrombie’s four goals helped the Auchenharvie men to a fantastic 12-7 victory.
Just seven weeks after the SNL champions stunned Wild with a 19-0 drubbing, a much improved Ayrshire side finally got the chance to give as good as they’d got previously.
Scott Wright opened the scoring before Liam Cassidy levelled for the visitors, but after Allan Maitland had restored Wild’s lead, Kestrels hit twice through Robbie Summers and Iain Quinn to lead after the first.
Michael Dobson levelled for North Ayrshire, but Steven McDonald restored the visitors’ lead, making it 4-3, but the game turned again as Ryan Parkin, Colin Henning and Wright’s second made it 6-4 for the home side.
Jay Duncan pulled one back, but North Ayrshire restored the two-goal lead as Abercrombie struck his first to give the edge after two periods.
Matthew Farmer again brought Kirkcaldy to within one, but Wild found an extra gear as Abercrombie hit another three, along with Dobson’s second and one from Liam Brady to make it 12.
Allan Anderson’s goal late on proved to be nothing more than a consolation as the Ayrshire side romped to a 12-7 victory to move them into mid-table, while Kestrels remain four points adrift of the summit.
Paisley Pirates preserved their unbeaten home record, while delivering a blow to Aberdeen’s hopes of moving into second place after beating Lynx 6-4 at Braehead.
The home side took an early lead through Calum Blair, who then added a second shortly after as the Pirates began to impose themselves on the game.
Richard Thorp added a third to give Paisley a 3-0 lead after the first, but Lynx hit back through Mark Laing, only for Thorp to restore the three-goal advantage with his second shortly after.
Iain Malcolm reduced the gap during the middle period, but Thorp completed his hat-trick in the third session to keep Ian Turley’s team in pole position.
Although Laing found the net for the second time, Chris Wilson clinched the points with Pirates’ sixth, while Jordan Leyden weighed in with a late consolation for the visitors.
Kilmarnock Storm remain the only team yet to win an SNL game this season after Dundee Tigers swept them aside in an 8-1 victory.
With the mood still high following their progress to the Autumn Cup Final, it took Tigers 17 seconds to register their first of the game as Ross Bree opened the scoring.
Paul Guilcher and Grant Reekie soon got in on the act as the Tayside men set the tone for the rest of the game.
Robbie Barnett added a fourth in the second period before Guilcher’s second, one from Mark McLeod and a double by Kris Phillips turned the game into a rout.
Alisdair Brown’s goal three minutes from time gave Storm something to cheer about, but the damage had been well and truly done as they remain without a point this season.
Dundee Tigers 8 Kilmarnock Storm 1
Moray Typhoons 9 Dundee Comets 3
North Ayrshire Wild 12 Kirkclady Kestrels 7
Paisley Pirates 6 Aberdeen Lynx 4
(Image permission: Moray Typhoons)