Pirates finished their regular season campaign the same way that they had started it way back in September-with a thumping away win at Kilmarnock, scoring seventeen goals without reply in a one sided game


Pirates were ahead in under a minute as Thorp beat Anderson to get the show on the road, and from then on they beat a relentless procession to his goal. McLaughlin doubled the lead less than two minutes later before Thorp score his second with under seven minutes on the clock, and by the interval he had netted his hat trick with further goals from Abercrombie and Duncan taking the score to 6-0.

The pattern remained the same in the middle session as Abercrombie and Duncan both doubled their individual tallies to take the score to eight, but there was no letting up by the visitors took the total to a round dozen by the second buzzer as Duncan completed his treble, Henderson got his second, and Andreucci got on the score sheet.

Thunder may have thought Pirates had run out of gas, as the score remained unchanged at 12-0 until 47 minutes, but thereafter normal service was resumed Harju got in on the act, Kenneth joined in two minutes later, before Andreucci notched his second, Duncan grabbed his fourth, and Spiers scored the final marker to take the final score to seventeen. The action wasn’t over, though, as with barely a minute left no fewer then four players finished the game early after a fracas led to forty minutes in penalties being dished out to Paisley’s Duncan and Thunder’s Paul, Hose and McPhail, and round off a miserable night for the hosts who only managed five shots in the whole game, compared to their visitors’ 62.


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