KILMARNOCK STORM’S season of woe continued as Paisley Pirates rampaged to a 14-1 win at Braehead Arena – the sixth time Storm have conceded double figures.
Six goals from Fraser Campbell – including the opening three – was a key catalyst of Paisley’s overall performance as they made it six wins out of six at home in the SNL.
After Campbell’s early three-goal blitz, Chris Wilson and Tom Johnston and another from Campbell saw Ian Turley’s men romp to a six goal first period lead.
Michael Chubb surprised the home side with what proved to be the consolation for bottom of the table Kilmarnock, but Liam Riddell and Campbell’s fifth goal saw them 8-1 up after 40 minutes.
Pirates didn’t take their foot off the gas in the final session and Stuart Millar got the scoring underway again, followed by Wilson with his second of the night to make it 10-1.
Then Warren Crawford joined followed by Campbell again with Richard Thorp and David Orr rounding things off on what was a very productive night for Paisley, who are now fifth in the table.
SOLWAY SHARKS 0 KIRKCALDY KESTRELS 8
FIVE scorers contributed eight goals as Kirkcaldy Kestrels strengthened their spot at the top of the SNL as they romped to an 8-0 win over Solway Sharks in Dumfries.
After the euphoric 12-1 win over Kilmarnock Storm two weeks ago, the Sharks were brought back down to earth as the current champions remained three points ahead of nearest challengers North Ayrshire Wild.
Liam Cassidy scored the first of a hat-trick to get the ball rolling for the Kestrels and they didn’t get their second until the early stages of the middle period when Allan Anderson doubled the lead.
Kestrels soon found their rhythm as Andy Finlay made it three before two goals in a minute from Robin Floyd and Cassidy effectively killed the Sharks off.
The men from Fife were seven up by the end of the second as Sean Cochrane and Floyd’s second each found the net, with Cassidy wrapping up his treble in the final period.
EDINBURGH CAPITALS 6 DUNDEE TIGERS 8
EDINBURGH CAPITALS are without a league win in four after Dundee Tigers went to Murrayfield and took a massive two points from the once runaway leaders.
Caps got the best possible start when Craig Main and Michael Ireland both scored inside the opening eight minutes to give them an early cushion.
But Tigers pulled one back before the period’s end as Alex Purves sent the puck into the roof of the net to halve the lead.
Ross Bree and Paul Guilcher turned the game around with two early second period goals followed by Mark Paterson pulled Edinburgh level.
But Tigers had opened a two-goal gulf by the end of the middle session as Grant Reekie and Mark McLeod found the net.
Sean Donaldson and Joel Gautschi netted to tie the game at 5-5 before Bree and Paterson, with their second goals, exchanged finishes again.
But it was the Tigers who pulled away to take the points Guiltier and Scott Marr got the goals to take a priceless victory from Murrayfield.