SNL preview: Title race is over, but there is still plenty to play for in Scotland

The Scottish National League title race has been decided, but there is still plenty to play for over the next few weeks.

With just a handful of league games remaining, attention will soon switch to the end-of-season play-offs.

Seven of the eight quarter-final places have been filled, with either Solway Stingrays or Kilmarnock Thunder set to take the other spot.

Kilrmarnock are two points behind Solway with a game in hand, but they must travel to face Paisley Pirates and Murrayfield Racers in their final two matches.

Solway, who visit Kirkcaldy Kestrels in their remaining league game, have a better head-to-head record from their two meetings with Kilmarnock and will fancy their chances of securing a last eight tie against the Racers.

If Paisley can defeat Kilmarnock on Sunday that would be enough to clinch second place behind newly-crowned champions Murrayfield. The Pirates would face Dundee Tigers in the play-offs if they finish runners-up.

Kirkcaldy will end up no lower than third if they beat Solway on Saturday. The Kestrels’ most likely opponents in the first round of post-season games are North Ayrshire Wild.

Dundee Comets would guarantee themselves fourth place if they avoid defeat at home to Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday.

The two sides are likely to meet each other again in the last eight of the play-offs and are also set to go head-to-head in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup during March.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Saturday

Dundee Comets v Aberdeen Lynx – SNL
Kirkcaldy Kestrels v Solway Stingrays – SNL

Sunday

Paisley Pirates v Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL

UPCOMING EVENTS

Final Four Weekend
Stuart Robertson Cup Final
Scottish Cup Finals