Hull Pirates vs Murrayfield Racers
Tough night for the Racers in Hull
Murrayfield Racers visited Hull Pirates for their latest fixture in the NIHL North Cup on Sunday.
The former EPL side had won five of their opening seven games in the competition and were looking to book their place in the semi-finals.
Hull flew out of the blocks with goals by Jonathan Kirk, Josh Gent and Jason Hewitt establishing a three-goal lead inside the first six minutes. Further goals by Aaron Lyon and Lee Bonner made it 5-0 by the end of the first period.
The Racers regrouped at the break and started to have a bit more of the play, but they were unable to find a way past netminder Ash Smith. The home side extended their lead in the 31st minute when Tom Stubley took advantage of a powerplay opportunity to fire home.
The short-benched visitors ran out of steam a little in the final session, with further goals by James Archer (2), Hewitt, Gent and Jamie Cobley completing an 11-0 victory. Forward Martin Cingel picked up the MVP award for the Racers.
|November 11, 2018||5:30 pm||NIHL North Cup||2018-19|
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