MORAY TYPHOONS 4 NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD 2
THREE goals in the first period, two of which shorthanded gave Moray Typhoons a route to victory that dealt a killer blow to North Ayrshire Wild’s chances of taking the SNL title.
The Elgin side did their play-off hopes the world of good with this victory, putting three points ahead of Solway Sharks with three games to go.
A mad three minutes in the first saw James McLeman’s side take the lead and stay there as Harry Ferguson struck first with a shorthanded goal, with Kevin Russell doing the same a couple of minutes later.
Ferguson’s second put them in a dominant position, but David Thomson pulled one back for Wild to close the deficit to two.
The home side restored the three-goal gap as Ferguson completed his hat-trick and although Ryan Parkin scored one with around eight minutes to go, Wild couldn’t push any further.
For the home side, it’s a good position to be in with so little games left, but North Ayrshire’s season looks set to end in heartache after this.
KIRKCALDY KESTRELS 13 SOLWAY SHARKS 0
THEY may have been inactive for four weeks, but Kirkcaldy Kestrels’ final assault on recapturing their SNL title resumed with a thumping win over Solway Sharks.
For the Sharks, the play-offs is looking a little distant as they lost their fifth game in a row and their sixth from their last seven outings.
By the end of the first, Kestrels were four up as Liam Cassidy, Robin Floyd, Jay Duncan and Andy Finlay all got the league leaders back into the groove.
Cassidy kickstarted a six-goal romp in the second period to take it to double figures where he was joined by Allan Anderson, Daryl Venters, Sean Cochrane, Aaron Robertson and Martyn Simpson.
Kestrels continued on that vein in the third period as Cassidy added two more to his tally, making it four on the night and Robertson finishing his second to complete a romp to strengthen their grip on the title.