SNL round-up: Comets turn on the style to double up against the Pirates

Dundee Comets began the New Year in the Scottish National League (SNL) on a winning note as they picked up four points from their weekend double-header against Paisley Pirates.

The Comets kicked off 2020 with a hard-fought 8-7 road victory on Saturday – Lewis McIntosh (2), John Gordon (2), Jonathan McBean (2), Aaron Robertson and John Dolan got the goals.

They completed the double over the Pirates the following day with an impressive 9-5 home win – Ben Edmonds (3), Dolan (2), Robbie Brown, Charlie Scott, Gordon and McBean were on the scoresheet.

Murrayfield Racers continued their pursuit of Solway Sharks at the top of the table with a dominant display against Kirkcaldy Kestrels.

Joel Gautcschi (5), Michael Ireland (3) and Garry Simpson (3) topped the scoring as the Racers ran out comfortable 15-2 winners on home ice.

Dundee Tigers moved up to third in the table with an emphatic 11-3 home victory over Belfast Giants SNL – Ross Johnston (3), Callum Turnbull (2), Jack Henderson, Andrew Henderson, Ross McIntosh, Paul Guilcher, Sean Dyer and Grant Reekie got their goals.

North Ayrshire Wild remain in the top half of the table after recording a 14-2 home success against Kilmarnock Thunder.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Dundee Tigers 11-3 Belfast Giants SNL – SNL
Dundee Comets 9-5 Paisley Pirates – SNL
Murrayfield Racers 15-2 Kirkcaldy Kestrels – SNL
North Ayrshire Wild 14-2 Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL
Paisley Pirates 7-8 Dundee Comets – SNL

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