SNL round-up (w/e 6th December)

Two goals from Stuart Miller sent Paisley Pirates through to the last four of the Scottish Cup as they swept past Kirkcaldy.

Miller opened the scoring in the final minute of the first period, but Liam Cassidy immediately restored parity for the home side.

Pirates were back in front courtesy of Miller early in the second and they finished the job in the final ten minutes as Scott Cowan made it 3-1, before Fraser Campbell applied the icing on the cake as the Pirates fans celebrated.

Paisley will now face either Aberdeen Lynx or Kilmarnock Storm in the semi-final.

A Tyler Plews goal inside the last two minutes preserved Edinburgh Capitals’ unbeaten record in the SNL, but they were denied a return to the top of the table after being held to a 2-2 draw at Aberdeen.

The visitors went in front with a short-handed goal by Mark Paterson in the opening period, but Mark Laing levelled things during the middle session to tie the game after 40 minutes.

Lynx grabbed the lead early in the third period and held on valiantly as they looked to hand the Caps their first league defeat of the season.

Plews popped up on the powerplay to claim a point for the visiting Murrayfield men – a result which leaves them a point adrift of Kirkcaldy Kestrels although they have three games in hand.

Dundee Tigers moved five points clear of Kilmarnock at the bottom of the league after a 4-1 victory at Moray Typhoons.

Scott Marr (2) and John Robertson put Tigers 3-0 up by the end of the second period, but Scott Ramsay pulled one back for Moray early in the third.

Paul Guilcher’s strike with six minutes to go confirmed the win and the points for the Tayside men.

A first period blitz by North Ayrshire Wild set them on their way to a massive 16-1 win at home to Kilmarnock.

Colin Henning struck twice before Scott Wright, Ryan Parkin, two from Alan Maitland and one each from Kenny Fleetham and Lewis Manson had Wild eight up and cruising after 20 minutes.

They followed it up with goals from Ryan Sarginson and second finishes from Parkin, Wright followed by Maitland who completed his hat-trick by the end of the middle period.

Although Craig McKenzie scored a consolation for the Storm, North Ayrshire continued to be ruthless as Alan Gibson and Martin Cardno both added their names to the scoresheet.

Parkin and Wright completed their hat-tricks to complete a great night’s work for Wild, who moved to within three points of Dundee Comets in fourth place.

(Image permission: Al Goold Photo)

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