FOR 40 minutes, Moray Typhoons were in contention for their first win back in Scottish National League Ice Hockey.
However, a hockey match lasts 60 minutes and the far travelled Solway Sharks showed no weariness in the final 20-minute period as they headed back south with a 7-2 win.
The Typhoons trailed 3-2 going into the final period and harboured hopes of taking something from the game at Moray Leisure Centre on Saturday (Oct 19).
Skipper Kevin Russell was on target for the Typhoons, assisted by Craig Fallow, in the first period as the sides finished level at 1-1.
The Dunfries-based Sharks scored two goals in less than three minutes to surge into a 3-1 lead midway through the second period.
Back came the Typhoons and Russell turned provider for Nik McLennan to fire them back into the game.
What went wrong in the final period is not completely clear, but the Sharks definitely stepped up a gear and ran out good winners. Disappointment for the Typhoons but they have shown themselves to be very competitive on their return to SNL hockey this season.
For more pictures from the game see 'The Scot' print version.