North Ayrshire Wild travelled north this weekend for the first leg of their play-off quarter final match, and faced an Aberdeen Lynx side who had proved formidable opponents earlier this season.

The match that day had ended in a 7-0 defeat, though with more depth in their squad, Wild were keen to put that right.

They could not have got off to a better start in the game, with Kyle Forsyth putting his side ahead 39 seconds into the match, shocking the strong home crowd.

The home side battled back strong, and found an equaliser 14 minutes into the first period when Mark Laing slotted home.

Before the first period was over, Lynx would then take the lead, when the puck was turned home after a goalmouth scramble.

Wild were not phased by falling behind, and in the second period would draw level thanks to Liam Anderson after some fine work forechecking the Aberdeen defence by Matthew Miller.

They would look to push ahead once more, creating several chances which were thwarted by an Aberdeen netminder who proved to be in fine form.

Lynx would then regain their lead with four minutes left in the period, with Mark Laing once again proving too hot to handle for the Wild defence.

The third period would not prove to be high scoring, though with only three minutes left on the clock Scott Cowan showed a touch of class with a fine deflection on a Kyle Forsyth shot to level the score.

The Wild then had to kill of a penalty in the dying minutes of the game and did so with great determination meaning everything is left to play for back in Ayrshire next week.

Aberdeen sponsors man of the match went to Wild netminder Harry Campbell who saved an incredible 33 shots of 36 faced.