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Flyers pull clear with home win

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On a night where Shane Owen was honour for breaking the franchise record for appearances by a goaltender, Fife flyers secured a big two points to move themselves a win clear of the teams chasing the playoff places. 

A eventful opening period in Kirkcaldy saw the Flyers come from behind the lead by one after 20 minutes. Off the back of a midweek, shutout defeat just two days prior to Nottingham, the Flyers found themselves a goal behind to Jordan Klimek's shot deflecting in front of Owen Griffiths with 2:37 played. Teemu Pulkkinen levelled five minutes later with a fortunate bounce off the backboards landing on his stick in front, while at 11:32 the turnaround was completed by some quick hands from Jonas Emmerdahl to fire past Taz Burman in the slot.

Troy Lajeunesse got onto a big rebound from a Kyle Osterberg shot to put the Flyers 3-1 ahead just 11 seconds into perod two, although Ryan Hughes managed to get the puck over the line 68 seconds later to bring it back to a one-goal game. A three-goal burst inside the opening two minutes of the second was completed by Lucas Chiodo who deflected Drake Pilon's pass out of mid-air to beat Burman at 21:52. 

It stayed a two-goal game until the closing stages at the Auld Barn, when Shirley tipped Lajeunesse's pass behind Burman with 1:41 to play to seal the Flyers' win.

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