SNL round-up: Racers pushed hard by the Tigers, Sharks move closer to the title

Murrayfield Racers took a step closer to reaching the final of the Scottish Cup with a hard fought victory at Dundee Tigers on Sunday.

Ross Borwick, Garry Simpson and Dean Walker were on target as the Racers secured a 3-2 lead in the first leg of their last four tie.

Dundee Comets’ hopes of retaining the cup were dealt a big blow as they slipped to a 7-2 defeat in their semi-final at Paisley Pirates.

The Comets had better luck the previous day as they ran out 12-5 winners at Kilmarnock Thunder in the Scottish National League (SNL).

Solway Sharks need just one point to clinch the title after recording an emphatic 20-0 home victory over Kilmarnock – Viktor Nestrasil (4), Ewan Anderson (3) and Scott Henderson (3) topped their scoring.

Dundee Tigers remain on course to claim a top three finish after securing a 5-0 win at home to North Ayrshire Wild – Ross McIntosh (2), Callum Turnbull, Andrew Henderson and Daniel Topping got the goals.

Kirkcaldy Kestrels moved up to sixth in the table after sealing a 4-2 home success against Aberdeen Lynx – Andy Finlay, Scott Jamieson, Jamie Wilson and Graeme Allan were on the scoresheet for the Fife team.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Dundee Tigers 2-3 Murrayfield Racers – SC
Dundee Tigers 5-0 North Ayrshire Wild – SNL
Kilmarnock Thunder 5-12 Dundee Comets – SNL
Kirkcaldy Kestrels 4-2 Aberdeen Lynx – SNL
Paisley Pirates 7-2 Dundee Comets – SC
Solway Sharks 20-0 Kilmarnock Thunder – SNL

(Image permission: Ian Coyle)