SNL preview: Racers continue cup defence, Comets bid to bounce back

The semi-finals of the Stuart Robertson Cup (SRC) get underway on Sunday with holders Murryafield Racers hosting Aberdeen Lynx in the first leg of their tie.

The Racers swept through the group stage, winning all six matches to claim top spot in the southern section ahead of North Ayrshire Wild.

Lynx won three of their six fixtures in the northern group to secure second place behind Dundee Comets.

Aberdeen are also in action the previous day as they face Kirkcaldy Kestrels in the Scottish National League (SNL).

Lynx were beaten 4-1 by Dundee Tigers in their most recent league outing, while the Kestrels drew 3-3 with the same opposition in the SRC.

Dundee Comets return to SNL action on Saturday aiming to return to winning ways against Kilmarnock Thunder.

The Comets haven’t won in all competitions since 26th October, but will be confident of picking up two points against the league’s bottom team.

Table-topping Solway Sharks play twice this weekend, hosting North Ayrshire on Saturday before travelling to face Paisley Pirates on Sunday.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Aberdeen Lynx v Kirkcaldy Kestrels – SNL
Dundee Comets v Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL
Solway Sharks v North Ayrshire Wild – SNL

Sunday

Murrayfield Racers v Aberdeen Lynx – SRC
Paisley Pirates v Solway Sharks – SNL

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