LYNX FIRST FOOT PIRATES
Paisley Pirates’ Head Coach Ian Turley was far from despondent when he looked back at his side’s narrow 3-2 reverse at Kirkcaldy in their last match of 2017, before looking ahead to another tough clash at home this Saturday, 6 January, when they lock horns with Aberdeen Lynx, the only other side to lower their colours so far this season.
He commented, “We played well at times against the league leaders in their own rink, and I thought we simply didn’t carry the kind of luck you need when you play them in Fife to come away with the points. I did suggest before we played them that we did have to have a lot going for us any time we play them on their ice to pick up the points, and on the night we just didn’t get the rub of the green when we needed it”
He continued, “Adam Walker, our coach and I are really pleased with where our new squad have got to in a very short space of time, they are doing everything we ask of them and it’s very pleasing to see their progress. It’s been fun this season to work with what is to a large extent a new squad, and seeing some of the plays we try in practice coming off in matches is very satisfying indeed.”
“The last two games have seen us come up against two of the top four teams in the league so far, with only a goal separating the teams in one game, and the other ending all square and this Saturday we take on the third of the four when we play Aberdeen Lynx with an earlier than usual 5.00pm face off. We put on probably our worst performance of the season at their place when they turned us over quite easily, so in addition to trying to give the support a performance of note we also have a duty to ourselves to show what we’ve got, rather than what we displayed last ime, on Saturday. The atmosphere is always good at these games as the Lynx carry a good travelling support who like to make themselves heard when they arrive. Our fans aren’t too reticent either so all in all it looks like being another interesting night when the Pirates are playing at Braehead Arena!”.