Douglas keeps Lynx at bay to backstop Racers into another final

Murrayfield Racers booked their place in the final of the Stuart Robertson Cup (SRC) after completing an emphatic 14-1 aggregate victory over Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday.

The cup holders held an eight-goal advantage after last week’s first leg and they never looked in any danger of relinquishing their grip on the tie.

Netminder Craig Douglas took his place between the pipes for Murrayfield after securing an early release from hospital following treatment for a severe chest infection.

Douglas was largely untroubled during the early part of the game, with the Racers content to protect their sizeable lead.

Tony Hand’s side eventually got on the scoresheet in the middle session, with goals by Callum Boyd and Joel Gautschi ending any faint hopes of a comeback by the home team.

Steven Clark, Rihards Grigors and Gautschi again added to the Racers’ tally in the final period to secure a comfortable 5-0 victory on the night and send the Racers through to their second successive SRC final.

Dundee will stage the first leg of the final on Saturday, 21st December, with Murrayfield hosting the return game the following day.

The Racers turned their attentions to the Scottish National League (SNL) on Sunday as they hosted Belfast Giants SNL.

The visitors went into the game with their confidence boosted following an 11-3 victory at Kilmarnock Thunder the previous day.

They made things difficult for the Racers during the early stages on Sunday, but the league champions eventually eased away to secure an 8-3 win.

Lewis Gold and Gautschi weighed in with doubles for the home side, while Ross Borwick, Grigors. Marty Simpson and Boyd were also on the scoresheet.

The Racers are back in action next Sunday as they host Aberdeen in the SNL. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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