Kilmarnock Storm defeat North Ayr Wild
KILMARNOCK Storm had to win this game to keep pressure on the top teams in the league.
The Storm tried to dictate a fast pace from the start and were rewarded on seven minutes when Josie Williamson and Graham Lester combined to set up Scott Cowan to score on the powerplay.
The Wild tried in vain to get back into the game but it was the Kilmarnock side who looked more likely to score. The Storm had to wait 10 minutes before they made the game safe when man of the match Dayle Keen sent Liam McGarry in on goal Burberry Canada and he neatly fired high past Blackwell in the Wild goal.
Aiden Fulton converted a penalty shot to give the Wild something to cheer about but goals from Maitland, off Lester and Chris Underwood, and a rocket from Lester, off Maitland, sealed a convincing win.
Storm coach Stuart Wilson said: “For the first time this season, we saw the commitment and desire that carried us so far last season.
“It’s been a while coming but I hope we can build on this and go forward i Burberry Canada nto the second half.”
The Kilmarnock side have made a deadline signing by adding Paisley Pirates forward Stuart McCaig. McCaig could make his debut when the Storm host the Solway Sharks at the Galleon on Sunday in a SNL clash. Face off is 2.30pm.
THE Kilmarnock Under 20s continued to make good progress in the Scottish Cup with a 4 4 tie with North Ayr on Saturday.
Goals from Steven Moore and And Burberry Canada rew Boyle saw the home side take a quick lead but North Ayr came back and levelled in the second period.
North Ayr took the lead at the start of the third but goals from Derek Paton and Ally Brown gave the Kilmarnock side the lead once again.
However on the powerplay North Ayr levelled again with three minutes to play.
The game finished Burberry Canada 4 4, and both teams received a point in the standings.
The Kilmarnock side face Dundee at the Galleon on Saturday in the league.
KILMARNOCK Tornadoes faced rivals Kirkcaldy Redskins on Saturday.
The Redskins had a convincing win first meeting, beating Killie 8 2 so the Tornadoes had something to prove.
Killie applied instant pressure scoring under two minutes, Dillon Robertson converting a Jordan Buesa pass.
After eight minutes, the Tornadoes went two up after captain Tom Watson made a play by Jack Gemmell and Ronan McCready count.