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Murrayfield Racers 7 Dynamos 3   15 Apr 71   League

Racers kept their title hopes alive with a competent display of hockey, especially in the first period, but they were aided and abetted by a lacklustre performance by their opponents. Too many of the Glasgow men seemed to be right out of touch, with Hester in particular having the kind of game, which we hope will never even recur to him in a nightmare.

In contrast Racers were incisive in every thing they did. It was thirteen minutes before they got the puck past Laird, but that first goal by Kerr opened the floodgates, and Inglis and D Reilly quickly added to the score. Then came the turning point of the game. Carroll was brought down while homing in on the net. B Stevenson took the penalty shot, but his rather weak effort was saved by Clark. Less than a minute later, Kirk put the Racers four up with a shot from the blue line.

R Stevenson scored a solo goal just before the end of the first spell, and halfway through the second A Lavety, Dynamos one consistently good player all night, gave his side a glimmer of hope when he converted after a spell of Glasgow pressure. Racers added two more to their score before the second bell, a beauty from Kerr when he trailled the puck across the goal to net with a last gasp backhand shot, and another boomer from D Reilly.

In the final period R Stevenson notched another solo, but this was cancelled when D Reilly completed his hat-trick. Now Dynamos can only sit and hope for a Warriors victory in the last match on 9th May. Racers destiny is in their own capable hands – and sadly that was the way it went


Report by Bernard Stocks Ice Hockey Herald No 25  April 1971