Challenge Cup: Braehead 3-2 Belfast

Giants coach Doug Christiansen

Belfast Giants have made a losing start to the season after a Challenge Cup defeat at the hands of Braehead Clan.

The hosts were 2-0 ahead after six minutes in Scotland with Ash Goldie and Robert Farmer netting for the Clan.

Mark Garside pulled one back early in the second period but Adam Walker made it 3-1 before Robby Sandrock scored with four minutes left.

The Giants start their defence of the Elite League title next Saturday against Nottingham Panthers.

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