Murrayfield Racers aiming to fly high on big weekend in the title race

Murrayfield Racers will put their cup exploits to one side this weekend as they turn their attentions back to the Scottish National League (SNL).

The Racers progressed to the final of the NIHL North Cup with a thrilling 10-9 aggregate victory over Solway Sharks last weekend.

Tony Hand’s side will face Whitley Warriors in the cross-border competition towards the end of February with silverware on the line, but they have important league business to attend to prior to those two games.

The Racers are currently second in the SNL, 10 points behind Solway but with four games in hand on the Dumfries outfit.

They will bid to close the gap when they visit Aberdeen Lynx on Saturday, before returning to home ice to face the Sharks the following day.

The Racers faced Lynx three times during December, beating them 14-1 on aggregate in the Stuart Robertson Cup and 7-1 in the league.

Lynx have lost three of their four outings in all competitions since then, but the Racers will not be underestimating the threat they pose.

Sunday’s game may yet prove to be the title decider, with the Sharks currently in pole position to claim the trophy this season.

They triumphed 3-2 in the reverse fixture back in November and still have a 100% record in the league this term.

With head-to-head records determining final league positions, the Racers must better that scoreline to tip the scales in their favour.

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