DUNDEE COMETS 3 PAISLEY PIRATES 5
DUNDEE COMETS’ hopes of reaching the play-offs will have to wait another week as Paisley Pirates claimed a 5-3 win to keep their title hopes on track.
It took the home side until 15 minutes to open the scoring as John Gordon found the net and the Comets’ fans were celebrating again a couple of minutes later as Lewis Gold made it 2-0 shorthanded.
By the end of the second period, Paisley were back on level terms as Fraser Campbell pulled one back, with Mark Hassan scoring on the powerplay to equalise.
Stuart Miller put the Pirates in front a minute into the third period with Liam Riddell adding a fourth minutes later to give them a two-goal cushion.
Chris Wilson added a fifth to make sure of the points, despite Jamie Whitelaw picking up a third with five minutes to go.
The result puts the Pirates third and two points behind league leaders Kirkcaldy Kestrels with a game in hand.
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD 7 DUNDEE TIGERS 4
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD went second in the SNL table as they took their disappointment in Elgin the night before out on Dundee Tigers, winning 7-4.
It took them only two minutes to open the deadlock when Liam Brady struck on the powerplay then they followed it up when Ryan Parkin doubled the lead.
Just over a minute had passed when Wild went three up through David Thomson before he added a fourth two minutes later and North Ayrshire were comfortably ahead.
Colin Henning made it 5-0 early in the second period followed by Alan Maitland and it look as though a long night was on the cards for the Tayside men, who were looking to improve their play-off credentials.
Dundee got one back through Paul Guilcher, but Henning’s second – a shorthanded goal – gave Stevie Andrews’ side an unassailable lead.
Tigers struck three times in the third period through Ross Bree, John Robertson and Scott Marr, but they were nothing more than consolations in the end.