PAISLEY PIRATES 4 SOLWAY SHARKS 3
Pirates pull back goal deficit late in the game to grind out a result.
In the hosts first home game of the season, mistakes cost the Pirates early on, allowing Solway to capitalise and finish off their chances, despite out-shooting the visitors 45 to 19.
The visitors found the back of Meechan’s net at 3.41 through Watson, with their second just over three minutes later from a Pirate defenders skate at 6.37. The first period resulting in the Pirates trailing 2–0, as they were unable to see their way past the Sharks netminder.
Pirates came back in the second at 23.06, as CHRIS WILSON scored from an Orr pass. FRASER CAMPBELL levelled the scoring as he found the back of Solway’s net over two minutes later. However, Watson scored again for the visitors, finishing off the second period 3-2 in favour of Solway. Pirates kept their heads and came out skating hard in the final period of the game as CHRIS WILSON scored the equaliser with ten minutes to go. Pirates were not finished there, as they demonstrated how to use the extra man advantage with a powerplay goal from DAVID ORR to finally take the lead in the 56th minute. Pirates continued with good offensive play as Solway pulled their netminder with just over a minute to go on the clock for a six on five advantage. But Pirates blocked the shots and defended their own zone whilst remaining ‘calm’ to keep hold of the lead and win the game.
Pirates are in action again at the Braehead Arena this coming Sunday 25 October, as they host the Kirkcaldy Kestrels, Face-Off 6pm.