DUNDEE TIGERS 1 KIRKCALDY KESTRELS 3
KIRKCALDY KESTRELS made it a home and away double over Dundee Tigers to keep a vice-like hold on the SNL top spot after a well earned away win on Tayside.
Conor Duncan gave them the best possible start with a goal in the fifth minute as they forged ahead with an early advantage.
But the home side drew level a few minutes later as Grant Reekie found a way past Kestrels goalie Andrew Little and there was a contest on the cards.
But two goals in the second period killed the Tigers off as Matthew Farmer struck just after the half hour mark followed by a second from Duncan.
Tigers couldn’t find a way through and this result left Kestrels five points clear at the top of the SNL table.
EDINBURGH CAPITALS 17 KILMARNOCK STORM 0
JOEL GAUTSCHI helped himself to six goals as Edinburgh Capitals arrested their recent slump in form to roar back into second place after annihilating Kilmarnock Storm.
One win in six in all competitions saw their early season form curtailed recently, but they’ll have taken a lot from such a dominant performance as they leapfrogged North Ayrshire Wild in the standings.
By the tenth minute, the Murrayfield side were four up as Tyler Plews, Jay King, Ian Blake and Mark Patterson all found the net.
King picked up his second while Gautschi began to find his scoring touch as the home side were 6-0 up after the first period.
The goals continued to rain in during the second period as Patterson grabbed a brace followed by two more from Gautschi to complete his hat-trick and Sean Donaldson took the scoreline into double figures.
By the third session, Storm, with only 12 players, were flattened as the Caps took the opportunity to drive in further as they spied Kirkcaldy Kestrels getting closer at the summit.
Another Blake finish was followed by Donaldson’s second before Gautschi finished another three for a double hat-trick, with Bruce Tait and Kieran Black wrapping up a rampant performance.