SNL round-up: Thunder off the mark, Dietlavs breaks Tigers’ resistance

A late rally by Kilmarnock Thunder helped them secure their first victory of the Scottish National League season on Saturday.

Thunder had lost their opening three games of the campaign but produced a spirited display to claim a 9-7 success at North Ayrshire Wild.

The home team led for much of the contest and looked on course to win when Gary Parker put them 7-6 ahead with less than seven minutes remaining.

However, Thunder refused to lie down and bagged three unanswered goals to get their first points on the board this term.

Marcus Murdoch was the standout performer for Thunder, netting four goals and an assist during the contest.

Paisley Pirates recorded their second victory of the season courtesy of a 3-2 overtime success at home to Dundee Tigers.

Marty Simpson put the Pirates ahead early in the second period, but Rio Page soon levelled for the Tigers.

Kris Phillips quickly edged the home team back in front, but Paul Guilcher tied the game up early in the third session.

The Pirates finally secured the points courtesy of Roland Dietlavs’ effort just 13 seconds into overtime.

WEEKEND RESULTS

North Ayrshire Wild 7-9 Kilmarnock Thunder
Paisley Pirates 3-2 Dundee Tigers (OT)

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