Scottish Cup 1st Round:
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD 1 PAISLEY PIRATES 13
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.
In terms of the scoring, Paisley were five up by the first break as Liam Riddell, Richard Thorp, Martyn Guy, Stuart Millar and Warren Crawford all got on the scroresheet.
By the second interval, that lead had doubled and Pirates were in double figures with Millar nabbing his second, two from Graham McCamley and one apiece from Thorp and Chris Turley.
Crawford’s second and a goal for Chris Wilson made it 12-0 and although Lewis Manson pulled one back for Wild, Tom Johnstone completed the scoring with five to go.
Pirates will now face Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the second round.
Autumn Cup Semi Final 1st Leg:
DUNDEE COMETS 0 DUNDEE TIGERS 0
A MATCH that promised so much beforehand delivered nothing in terms of goals as the two Dundee clubs ended the first leg of their last four Autumn Cup in a stalemate.
While there’s still the second leg to come on Halloween, fans will be hoping this will be the horror show as both keepers logged shutouts – which could be seen as a positive.
However frustrations got the better of some players at the buzzer as the Comets’ Willie Nicolson and Steven Turnbull of the Tigers were given game misconduct penalties.
For the crowd, it was one to forget certainly, but in this tie, there has to be a winner and that won’t be decided for three weeks.