Stringrays frustrated, but Solway’s junior sides enjoy better fortunes

Solway Stingrays host Aberdeen Lynx on Sunday aiming to bounce back from a frustrating defeat last weekend.

The short-benched Stingrays led four times against Dundee Tigers, but their efforts to take something from the game were ended when Grant Reekie fired home the deciding goal in the final minute.

Ruairi Lockerbie, Gordon Horne (above), Euan Edgar, Kieran Hair and Ben Coughtrie were on target for the Dumfries-based team.

Solway’s U16 side enjoyed better fortunes at Ayr Bruins, with Kyle Carruth (3), Tony Ho and Scott Rae bagging the goals in a 5-3 victory.

Head coach Gary Carruth said: “Going forward we need to be less selfish with the puck and we didn’t finish hard on the chances we had.

“At the back we need to be more alert. We didn’t clear the net, we didn’t break out of the zone with any real determination and we gifted them three goals.

“It might’ve been more if Josh didn’t play as well in net as he did. These are things we will be working on to improve going forward.”

The Sharks’ U14s also enjoyed a winning visit to Ayr, with Cassie McGregor’s hat-trick the highlight of an impressive 9-4 success.

Solway’s U12 team travelled to Edinburgh to take on Murrayfield and ran out comfortable winners. Ewan Duignan (6), Bailey Thomson (4) and Tomas Vyrostek (3) were amongst the scorers.

Team manager Sam Rae said: “The whole team played really well – they remembered what they had been learning in training and everything just clicked for us.

“We dominated the play, especially in the second period. Credit to Murrayfield who never gave up, but we were definitely the stronger team on the day.”

(Image permission: Copper Tree Photography)