SNL round-up (w/e 4th October)

Paisley Pirates cruised into the next round of the Scottish Cup with a comfortable 13-1 win over North Ayrshire Wild – but it was a high scoring affair in more ways than one.

There were 175 penalty minutes in a stormy affair, with two game misconducts and two match penalties dished out on a busy night for the officials.

Paisley were five up by the first break as Liam Riddell, Richard Thorp, Martyn Guy, Stuart Millar and Warren Crawford all got on the scoresheet.

Pirates were in double figures at the second interval with Millar grabbing another, two from Graham McCamley and one apiece from Thorp and Chris Turley putting the game beyond Wild.

Crawford’s second and a goal for Chris Wilson made it 12-0 and although Lewis Manson pulled one back for Wild, Tom Johnstone rounded things off to send Pirates into the next round.

A match that promised so much beforehand delivered nothing in terms of goals as Dundee Comets and Dundee Tigers ended the first leg of their last four Autumn Cup with all to play for after a 0-0 stalemate.

Edinburgh Capitals SNL held on to the win in a closely fought contest at Murrayfield as Aberdeen Lynx ran them close in a nine-goal thriller.

Tyler Plews opened the scoring in the first period for the home side, but Jamie Vincent levelled things up for the Lynx in the second period before Iain Malcolm put them ahead.

Christian Johnston opened up a two-goal advantage for the away side, but that was back down to one a minute later through Mark Patterson.

The Caps reasserted themselves in the third period with quick-fire goals from Michael Ireland and Joel Gautschi to take the lead, before Ian Blake netted what proved to be the winner.

A late consolation from Malcolm couldn’t reinvigorate Lynx as they left with nothing to show from a fine effort.

(Image permission: Ian Coyle)

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