Tigers bat­tle all the way against ti­tle con­tenders

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

DUNDEE Tigers were sunk 4-1 by Pais­ley Pi­rates on Sun­day night at Dundee Ice Arena in the home team’s fi­nal game of their league cam­paign.

Goals by Richard Thorp in the first and sec­ond pe­ri­ods gave the vis­i­tors a lead that the Tigers could not over­come.

Marc Crute and Martin Guy added to the vis­i­tors’ tally early in the third pe­riod be­fore Tigers cap­tain Paul Guilcher grabbed a con­so­la­tion goal for the hosts with nine min­utes re­main­ing.

Tigers coach Ian Carstairs said af­ter the game: “We’re dis­ap­pointed to end our league cam­paign with a loss but the guys showed a lot of char­ac­ter against a fired-up Pi­rates team who are fight­ing for the SNL ti­tle.

“We were miss­ing a few of our key play­ers who might have pro­vided a bit of spark to our at­tack and we worked hard to keep things com­pet­i­tive.

“We know we’ll fin­ish up in eighth po­si­tion in the table and have earned a spot in the play-off quar­ter-fi­nals but we now have to wait to see who we will face.

“It’s go­ing to be one of ei­ther the Comets, Pi­rates or Kestrels but no mat­ter which team earns the chance to face us we’re go­ing to be up for a bat­tle.

“We just have to try to stay fo­cused and fit as we wait out the re­sults over the next cou­ple of weeks.”

DUNDEE Ducks’ free skat­ing ses­sions are prov­ing to be pop­u­lar with would-be roller skaters every Satur­day morn­ing at Man­hat­tan Works.

The Na­tional Lot­tery-funded Mary­field Com­mu­nity Skat­ing Ses­sions are open to U/10s (9-10am), fam­ily skate (10-11am) and U/16s (11-noon).

There will be some skates avail­able to bor­row.

Visit www.dun­dee­ducks.co.uk or their Face­book page for more in­for­ma­tion, or call Graeme An­der­son on 07984 149028.

Dundee Tigers’ Ben MacFar­lane helps de­fend goalie Theo Kynoch’s net from Pais­ley Pi­rates’ Mar­tyn Guy at the Dundee Ice Arena.

Dundee Stars’ Ben Brown goes on the at­tack dur­ing the U/14 Scot­tish Cup semi-fi­nal against Belfast (see story at foot of page).

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