SNL round-up: Lynx boost title hopes, Comets narrowly edged out in cup clash

Aberdeen Lynx boosted their Scottish National League title hopes courtesy of a narrow 3-2 home victory over Paisley Pirates.

James DeMeo (2) and Jack Durkacz were on target for Lynx who are now four points clear of their nearest challengers in the SNL.

Kirkcaldy Kestrels took advantage of the Pirates’ defeat to move up to second place in the standings with an 8-3 victory at Belfast SNL Giants.

Finley King, Jamie Crawford, Andy Finlay, George Pitcaithly, Reece Cochrane, Steven MacDonald, Liam Danskin and Chad Smith got the goals.

Dundee Tigers ended their five-game losing streak with an emphatic 10-2 home win over Kilmarnock Thunder.

Grant Reekie (2), Harvey Topen (2), Callum Turnbull (2), Paul Guilcher (2), Robbie Hill and Gary Kelly were on the scoresheet.

Dundee Comets’ bid to win the NIHL Moralee Cup ended in disappointment as they fell to a 7-6 aggregate defeat against Widnes Wild.

The teams battled to a 3-3 draw in Dundee, but Widnes claimed the trophy with a 4-3 victory in the reverse fixture.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Aberdeen Lynx 3-2 Paisley Pirates – SNL
Belfast SNL Giants 3-8 Kirkcaldy Kestrels – SNL
Dundee Comets 3-3 Widnes Wild – NIHL Moralee Cup
Dundee Tigers 10-2 Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL
Widnes Wild 4-3 Dundee Comets – NIHL Moralee Cup (agg 7-6)

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