SUNDAY MATCH NIGHT ROUND-UP: Kestrels edge past Lynx; Pirates get the better of Sharks

SUNDAY MATCH NIGHT ROUND-UP: Kestrels edge past Lynx; Pirates get the better of Sharks
Paisley Pirates picked up two good points as they edged past a determined Solway Sharks (Photo by Al Goold)

Paisley Pirates picked up two good points as they edged past a determined Solway Sharks (Photo by Al Goold)

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PAISLEY PIRATES returned to home ice for the first time this season and managed to see off a spirited Solway Sharks in a 4-3 win.

Jamie Kerr’s men got the ideal start when Tom Watson and Connor Smith both found the net inside the opening seven minutes to give them an unexpected lead.

But Pirates pulled their socks up in the second period and drew level with the Dumfries side through goals from Chris Wilson and Fraser Campbell.

Watson edged the Sharks ahead soon after, but the home side turned the game in their favour during the third period as Wilson picked up his second of the game and a winner from David Orr on the powerplay with minutes to go.

KIRKCALDY KESTRELS 2 ABERDEEN LYNX 1

KIRKCALDY KESTRELS moved level on points with league leaders Edinburgh Capitals after edging past Aberdeen Lynx with a 2-1 win at Fife Ice Arena.

A tight game was being played out when Conor Duncan took his chance to open the scoring for the SNL champions as he found the net in the latter stages of the first period.

Lynx hit back through Craig Johnstone to level the game in the final minutes of the second period as a gripping third session looked to be in prospect.

Daryl Venters stepped up to score what proved to be the winning goal with ten minutes of so to play as the home team looked to see the game out.

Aberdeen couldn’t break them down in the end and they remain two points off the top, sitting in third place following their two matches over the weekend.

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Paisley Pirates picked up two good points as they edged past a determined Solway Sharks (Photo by Al Goold)

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