WHEN North Ayrshire Wild welcomed Paisley Pirates to Auchenharvie on Saturday night in the Scottish National League fixture, the the local side were looking for revenge having lost the away fixture at Braehead.

The hosts started brightly, with some early pressure.

However, with only 1:21 on the clock the Pirates had a bit of luck when a good mid-ice hit by one of the North Ayr Defence men left the Wild short at the back, and Thorp skated through to score with the aid of a big looping deflection.

The second period started brightly for the Wild with Cardno hitting the post and with 21:39 on the clock, good play from the Wild’s Lewis Davidson found himself behind the Pirates back line and his neat pass was crisply fired home by Wild’s player-coach Scott Cowan.

North Ayr were level for less than a minute when a defensive error led to the Pirates breaking down the ice and sweeping the puck past John Russell. North Ayr D man Scott Wright found himself in the penalty box for a two-minute roughing penalty.

With 28:42 on the clock, a delayed penalty call on Wright for cross checking led to a bit of a stramash around the North Ayr net resulting in Wallace from Paisley and Sturrock from North Ayr joining Wright in the box for roughing.

The next goal came from a North Ayr slashing penalty, Barr the culprit. Pirates made the man advantage tell with Duncan getting the first of his two goals inside two minutes to make it 4-1 Pirates at the end of the second period. The third period started well for Wild with Parkin scoring on the powerplay with a well-worked goal.

With less than 10 seconds left , a stray North Ayr pass went straight to Speirs, who dumped it down the ice into the empty net. North Ayr Wild 4 Paisley Pirates 7, Wild Man Of The Match: Luke Kearsley.

North Ayrshire Stars v Kilmarnock JIHC U14’s

Stars were the only junior team in action at the weekend and travelled the short distance to Kilmarnock. The first period started with a good effort from Stars when they scored goal number one, short handed in the first two minutes, this was followed by goal number two. Stars quickly added to their tally with goals three and four within a minute thanks to Emma Lamberton, Liam Houston and Flynn Massie who worked together perfectly. The first period finished 4 - 1 to Stars. Goal number five for the Stars came less than three minutes into the second period. Kilmarnock battled back and were rewarded with two goals, ending the period 5-3 for Stars. Then Kilmarnock scored their fourth five minutes into the period. But our Stars turned it up and it was D-Man Rhys Deeley who scored goal number six for Stars. Final score: 6-4 to Stars. Man of the Match: Adam Bainbridge.

Goals and assists: Flynn Massie two goals and four assists, Emma Lamberton one goal and two assists, Liam Houston and Jacob Woods both getting a goal and an assist. Goal from Rhys Deeley and an assist for Kerr Drummond.