MORAY TYPHOONS 1 SOLWAY SHARKS 3
FOUR goals in the second period settled this affair in Elgin as Solway Sharks made the longest journey in the SNL and enjoyed the trip home after a 3-1 win.
It was the visitors that opened the scoring early in the second period when Aaron Shankland set up Scott Henderson, who drilled a shot on Moray’s Craig Johnston and the puck crossed the line.
It took just 23 seconds for Moray to fire one back and Kevin Russell was the one that managed to force the puck beyond Calum Hepburn and the game was all square.
Sharks restored their lead on the powerplay when Connor Speirs smashed one in from the blue line after Joe Durkacz was sitting out for cross checking.
Then they secured victory as Simon Robertson poked the puck under Johnston, who tried in vain to block the effort but the two-goal lead was opened and never to be clawed back.
Typhoons chased the game in the final period, but found the Dumfries men very resistant as they held on to take the points.
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD 2 PAISLEY PIRATES 10
PAISLEY PIRATES roared themselves back into title contention after gunning down North Ayrshire Wild in a 10-2 win, despite being 2-0 down early.
Wild, who were second in the league coming into the weekend, got the best possible start as Colin Henning and Ian Crockett put them two up as early as the ninth minute mark.
But Pirates started the fightback as David Orr clawed one back shortly after as Ian Turley’s men showed signs that they were just getting started.
Two goals in the space of a minute from Stuart Miller and Calum Blair soon turned the game on its head and Wild had no reply for the rampant Paisley side.
Fraser Campbell and Chris Wilson soon had the visitors 5-2 up by the end of the second period and North Ayrshire’s hopes of keeping their recent good run evaporated.
Another two in the first couple of minutes of the third from Mark Hassan and Scott Cowan turned the game into a rout, as Liam Riddell, Dillon Robertson and Orr, who grabbed his second to bookend the scoring.