SNL round-up (w/e 22nd November)

Doubles from Conor Duncan, Liam Cassidy and Sean Cochrane put Kirkcaldy Kestrels back on track in the SNL as they demolished Aberdeen Lynx 9-2 in the North East.

Cassidy opened the scoring in the first, but was cancelled out by Jordan Leyden before the end of the period.

Fife team really kicked on in the middle session, with Duncan, Matthew Farmer and Cochrane making life more comfortable.

Although Leyden fired in his second, Cassidy and Jay Duncan notched further goals to make it 6-2 before the second break, with Cochrane, Robbie Summers and Duncan wrapping things up in the third.

The result kept Lynx in third place as Kestrels handed them their first home league defeat of this season.

Kestrels moved level on points with Edinburgh Capitals at the top of the table after taking the points in a 3-1 win over Paisley Pirates.

A closely fought first period was soon decided by Andy Finlay, who opened the scoring in the final minute of the session.

Pirates, yet to win on the road in the league, hit back in the second period as David Orr found the net on the powerplay to put Ian Turley’s side level.

Their joy was short-lived as Allan Anderson’s shot left Graham Meechan beaten to restore the home side’s slender lead.

With ten minutes to go Chad Smith struck and the points were secure for the Kestrels, who are the first team to hit the halfway point in their fixtures.

Moray Typhoons made it three-in-a-row while Kilmarnock Storm are still searching for their first league points after the men from Elgin posted an 8-3 road victory.

Fraser Munro put Moray in ahead in the first period, before a double from Joe Durkacz put them in a comfortable position, which was further enhanced by Kevin Russell, Steven Mackin and Munro with a second.

Storm began to make a comeback through two from Steven Gaughan and one from Craig McKenzie in the early throes of the third period, but John McLeman’s side completed the job with another two by Kevin Russell, to complete his hat-trick, making it seven goals in two games for the Typhoons.

The result saw Moray climb to sixth in the table, going above Solway Sharks SNL in the standings.

Tom Watson’s goal in the second period proved to be the difference as Sharks edged a seven-goal thriller at North Ayrshire Wild.

A swashbuckling first period saw four of those goals as both teams matched each other, with Iain Crocket and Ryan Sarginson putting the home side two up before Conor Smith and Watson’s first pulled Sharks level.

Simon Robertson put the Dumfries men in front four minutes into the second period, before Watson’s second proved to be the game winning goal.

Daniel Abercrombie pulled one back for Wild in the third period to reduce the deficit to one, but Sharks held out to claim their first away league win of the season.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Aberdeen Lynx 2 Kirkcaldy Kestrels 9
Kilmarnock Storm 3 Moray Typhoons 8
Kirkcaldy Kestrels 3 Paisley Pirates 1
North Ayrshire Wild 3 Solway Sharks SNL 4

(Image permission: Steve Gunn)

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