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Basingstoke Bison 5 Telford Tigers 2
THE Basingstoke Bison maintained their fine run of form in the English Premier League with a comfortable victory over the Telford Tigers on Saturday night.
The visiting Tigers opened the scoring at the Basingstoke Arena at just 02:17, Gareth O'Flaherty netting a rebound, but the Bison replied at 14:29, Joe Greener scoring from Tomas Karpov and Nicky Chinn.
The hosts took the lead less than two minutes later, Joe Miller firing home with Doug Sheppard and Aaron Connolly getting the assists, and they remained 2-1 up at the end of the first period.
Miller's second of the night made it 3-1 at 21:48, Connolly and Kurt Reynolds getting the assists, while Reynolds increased the lead further at 24:07, Joe Rand and Tim Burrows being credited with the assist.
There was no further scoring in the second period and the Herd made the game safe at 43:57, Connolly finding the net. The Tigers pulled one back through James Preece at 51:32 but there was to be no comeback.
The Bison are back in action tonight, travelling to face the Peterborough Phantoms.