SNL preview: Dundee Comets aiming to progress in the Scottish Cup

Aberdeen Lynx and Dundee Comets go head-to-head in the Scottish Cup on Saturday eyeing a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Goals by Ben Brown (2), Ben Edmonds (2), Jonathan McBean and John Dolan secured a 6-2 lead for the Comets after the first leg and they will be confident of completing the job this weekend.

The two sides met twice during the group stage of the Stuart Robertson Cup earlier in the season, with the Comets recording victories on each occasion.

North Ayrshire Wild host Dundee Tigers in the Scottish National League (SNL) hoping to strengthen their grip on a place in the top half of the standings.

Wild head into the weekend fifth in the table, seven points behind the third-placed Tigers but with two games in hand.

Murrayfield Racers will be out to return to winning ways on Sunday when they face Paisley Pirates.

The Racers’ title hopes were dealt a big blow last weekend as they relinquished a two-goal advantage to lose 5-4 after overtime against Solway Sharks.

Three successive victories have moved Paisley up to fourth in the standings and they will be eager to continue in the same vein after struggling to find their form during the first half of the campaign.

Kirkcaldy Kestrels will bid to improve their league position as they welcome Kilmarnock Thunder to Fife Ice Arena.

The Kestrels triumphed 9-3 in the reverse fixture and two points on Sunday would fire them up to sixth in the SNL.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Aberdeen Lynx v Dundee Comets – SC
North Ayrshire Wild v Dundee Tigers – SNL

Sunday

Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL
Murrayfield Racers v Paisley Pirates – SNL

(Image permission: Derek Black)