SNL round-up (w/e 30th August)

Edinburgh Capitals SNL eased into the semi-finals of the Autumn Cup, despite narrowly losing to Solway Sharks in Dumfries.

Tom Watson fired the home side in front, before Scott Welsh applied the finish from a Jamie Kerr shot to add a second just minutes later.

Mark Patterson pulled one back for the Caps, but Sharks skipper Michael Corbett reopened the two-goal lead to make it 3-1.

Edinburgh rallied in the third period and two quick goals from Michael Ireland saw the Autumn Cup holders level on the night. They continued in that vein and Joel Gautschi was set up by Patterson to put the visitors in front.

Watson smashed a top shelf shot past Craig Mallinson to restore parity with three minutes left to go, with Luke Houston (above) grabbing a winner with just seconds remaining.

Dundee Comets thrashed Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the first leg of their Autumn Cup tie to give themselves a real chance of reaching the last four of the competition.

Lewis McIntosh put the Tayside men ahead on the powerplay, with John Gordon adding a second before Daryl Venters pulled one back for the Kestrels.

Ben Edmonds added a third for Comets to open a two-goal advantage, with a further two goals coming from Robbie Hill and Ross Johnstone making it 5-1 by the end of the second period.

Two more from McIntosh and another from Gordon opened up an 8-1 advantage, before Graham Allan grabbed a late consolation for the home team.

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