PIRATES put on a scintillating show in Tayside on Sunday night as they beat the defending league champions 6-4 in their own backyard - including a stirring two-goal fightback when they trailed Dundee Comets early in the match.

The Paisley side were caught off guard early on as they found themselves facing an uphill task from the first whistle as David Pokorny scored twice four minutes in to give the Comets a lead which they held on to while Pirates found their feet. 

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Skipper Chris Turley led the recovery 10 minutes in as he pulled his side back into it with a well-worked goal before Martyn Guy, assisted by his captain, levelled the game two minutes later. 

The visitors came out flying in the middle period and took the lead for the first time in the match just three minutes in after player/coach Adam Walker coolly finished.

It didn’t take long for Comets to haul themselves level with John Dolan making it 3-3, but the Pirates continued to look more dangerous going forward and restored their lead through Daniel Abercrombie.

Guy got his second of the evening to make it 5-3 but Dundee weren’t finished as they took advantage of an extra man to cut the deficit, once again thanks to Dolan’s second.

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Ian Turley’s men put the game to bed with six minutes remaining when Calum Henderson happily tucked it away to secure the points and round off an impressive performance for the Paisley side.

Pirates are back in action this weekend as they return to Braehead Arena to take on Kilmarnock Thunder in their last regular season fixture before lining up in the Scottish National League play-offs. Face-off on Sunday is 5pm.