SNL round-up (w/e 29th November)

Kirkcaldy Kestrels moved to the top of the SNL after crushing bottom of the table Kilmarnock Storm in an emphatic 10-1 win.

The Fife side were four up after the opening 20 minutes as Andy Finlay, Conor Duncan, Chad Smith and Liam Cassidy all found the net.

Graeme Allan, Daryl Venters and Robbie Summers killed the game off in the second period as the game turned into a rout.

Cassidy went on to complete his hat-trick in the third, either side of Venters’ second of the game. Luke Secmezsoy-Dunn gave Storm something to cheer about with a late consolation.

Dundee Comets warmed up for their Scottish Cup tie against Dundee Tigers with a comfortable 10-2 win over a depleted Solway Sharks SNL, who had to borrow players from their other team age groups.

Lewis Macintosh and Jamie Whitelaw had the home side two up, before Calum Henderson pulled one back. Callum Hill reopened the two-goal gulf by the end of the first period.

Four goals late in the second period settled the match for the Comets as Billy Baxter, Robbie Hill, Ross Johnston and Lewis Gold all found the net.

Callum Hill made it 8-1, before Scott Henderson grabbed Solway’s second shortly after.

The Comets rounded things off through goals from Andrew Pankhurst and Robbie Hill in the third period to complete the job.

Grant Reekie’s winner with three minutes to go settled saw Dundee Tigers overcome the Comets 3-2 in the Scottish Cup.

Robbie Hill opened the scoring late in the first, but his strike was cancelled out by Scott Geddes before Lewis Gold restored the Comets lead.

Tigers battled back and Scott Marr levelled the tie at 2-2 in the third to set up a grandstand finish, where Reekie popped up to seal the win and a semi-final slot.

Aberdeen Lynx took the points as they comfortably defeated Moray Typhoons 6-1 on home ice to stay ahead of Dundee Comets in third place in the league.

Christian Johnson scored the first of two to give Lynx the lead before Sean Dyer added a second in the first period.

Two quickfire goals from Jordan Leyden and Ross MacIntosh settled things for the home team before Johnson’s second made it five without reply.

Gavin Millar scored early in the third as understrength Moray struggled in the North East, but it was Aberdeen that took the plaudits.

A hat-trick from Sean Donaldson helped secure a final place for Edinburgh Capitals SNL in the Autumn Cup as they overcame Paisley Pirates’ 2-1 first leg lead.

Donaldson levelled the tie with the opening goal of the night after only 12 seconds. He soon added a second, before Sean Beattie put Capitals two ahead on aggregate after 10 minutes.

Chris Wilson pulled one back for the Pirates, but a goal each from Michael Ireland and Bruce Tait ensured the tie was as good as won in the second period for the Caps.

Haydn Bain scored a second for Paisley, while Joel Gautschi added Edinburgh’s sixth of the night and although Richard Thorp found the net for the visitors, Donaldson completed his hat-trick to clinch the win.

Caps now face Dundee Tigers in the final as they look to defend the cup later in the season.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Aberdeen Lynx 6 Moray Typoons 1
Dundee Comets 10 Solway Sharks SNL 2

Sunday

Dundee Comets 2 Dundee Tigers 3 (Cup)
Edinburgh Capitals SNL 7 Paisley Pirates 3 (agg 8-5) (Cup)
Kirkcaldy Kestrels 10 Kilmarnock Storm 1

(Image permission: Derek Black)

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