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PAISLEY PIRATES 6 ABERDEEN LYNX 3
Pirates continue to impress as they beat an Aberdeen side who kept themselves in the game right up until the latter stages.
The home side were on the board after only 43 seconds as player/coach Adam Walker prodded home, and the same player made it a dream opening as he completed his double with less than three minutes on the clock With just over six minutes gone Pirates were in dreamland as Walker was again on hand to make it three from three and give his hardworking side a handy advantage.
However, Aberdeen hadn’t come just to make up the numbers and pulled one back in under 9 minutes as a powerplay strike by Smith got them on the scoreboard, and it was a one goal game with almost 12 minutes gone as they netted again to make it a tight affair. In spite of chances at both ends the score remained unchanged to the first buzzer, Pirates nursing a narrow 3-2 advantage as they headed for the dressing room.
Pirates started the middle session in the same manner as they had the first and Walker, whom the Lynx were finding almost unplayable at this juncture, made it 4-2 in under two minutes of the restart. The home side were continuing to incur the wrath of referee Allsopp as they took several minor penalties, which they managed to play out without damaging their lead, and in 32 Minutes ex Pirate Calum McEachran was ejected from the match as he took a two minute minor, followed by two simultaneous 10 minute Misconduct penalties, to end his participation in the game
The period ended with no further scoring, but within 4 minutes of the restart it was back to a one goal game as McIntosh scored for the visitors again on the powerplay, and fingernails were in grave danger for the next six minutes before Walker, the scourge of Aberdeen on the night, scored a great solo wraparound effort to restore his side’s two goal lead and calm a few fevered brows in the process. Just for some variety, Michael Dobson scored a 6th with 5 minutes remaining to set the seal on another “play for the jersey performance” by the entire Pirates team, where, while Walker was the individual star of the night, every player put in a great shift for his side.