SNL preview: Reigning champions on the road, Tigers aiming to maintain good form

Murrayfield Racers continue their pursuit of Solway Sharks in the Scottish National League (SNL) this weekend aiming to close the gap on their title rivals.

The Racers are currently 14 points behind the league leaders, but with six games in hand on the Dumfries-based outfit.

Tony Hand’s side visit Kilmarnock Thunder on Saturday, before taking on Paisley Pirates at Braehead Arena the following day.

Two victories would keep the reigning champions in the hunt for another title ahead of what may be a decisive meeting with the Sharks at the end of January.

Dundee Tigers will bid to boost their hopes of a top four finish in the SNL as they travel to face Kirkcaldy Kestrels on Saturday.

The Tigers have lost just one of their last nine matches in all competitions and will be eager to continue their good form this weekend.

They triumphed 4-1 in the reverse fixture in the league and also took three points off the Kestrels in the group stage of the Stuart Robertson Cup (SRC).

North Ayrshire Wild face two tricky looking matches as they strive to keep themselves in the top half of the standings.

Wild host Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday, before heading north east to face Dundee Comets the following day.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Kilmarnock Thunder v Murrayfield Racers – SNL
Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Dundee Tigers – SNL
North Ayrshire Wild v Aberdeen Lynx – SNL

Sunday

Dundee Comets v North Ayrshire Wild – SNL
Paisley Pirates v Murrayfield Racers – SNL

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