SUNDAY MATCH NIGHT ROUND-UP: Caps progress in Autumn Cup while Kestrels crushed

SUNDAY MATCH NIGHT ROUND-UP: Caps progress in Autumn Cup while Kestrels crushed
Luke Houston scored Solway Sharks' winner against Edinburgh Capitals, but the Caps moved into the semi finals (Photo courtesy of Solway Sharks)

Luke Houston scored Solway Sharks’ winner against Edinburgh Capitals, but the Caps moved into the semi finals (Photo courtesy of Solway Sharks)

AUTUMN CUP QUARTER FINAL 2nd LEG:
SOLWAY SHARKS 5 EDINBURGH CAPITALS 4 (Caps win 15-5 on aggregate)

EDINBURGH CAPITALS eased into the semi finals of the Autumn Cup, despite narrowly losing to Solway Sharks in Dumfries.

Tom Watson fired the home side in front with a delightful backhand finish before Scott Welsh applied the finish from a Jamie Kerr shot to add a second just minutes later.

Mark Patterson pulled one back for the Caps, but Sharks skipper Michael Corbett reopened the two-goal lead to make it 3-1.

Caps started to rally in the third period and two quick goals from Michael Ireland saw the Autumn Cup holders level on the night.

They continued on that vein and Joel Gautschi was set up by Patterson to put the visitors in front.

Watson smashed a top shelf shot past Craig Mallinson to restore parity with three minutes left to go, with Luke Houston finishing a winner with just seconds remaining.

AUTUMN CUP QUARTER FINAL 1st LEG:
KIRKCALDY KESTRELS 2 DUNDEE COMETS 8

DUNDEE COMETS thrashed Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the first leg of their Autumn Cup to give themselves a real chance of reaching the last four of the competition.

Lewis McIntosh put the Tayside men ahead on the powerplay with John Gordon adding a second before Daryl Venters pulled one back for the Kestrels.

Ben Edmonds added a third for Comets to open a two-goal advantage, with a further two goals coming from Robbie Hill and Ross Johnstone making it 5-1 by the end of the second period.

Two more from McIntosh and another from Gordon opened up an 8-1 advantage, with Graham Allan pulling another back on what was a disappointing night for the Kestrels.

The second leg will take place on Saturday.

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Luke Houston scored Solway Sharks' winner against Edinburgh Capitals, but the Caps moved into the semi finals (Photo courtesy of Solway Sharks)

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