LiveMATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Manchester Phoenix

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Summary

  • Score: Basingstoke Bison 5 Manchester Phoenix 2
  • Andy Melachrino scores the only goal of the first period.
  • The Bison add three more goals in the second session, thanks to Aaron Connolly, Joe Rand and Tomas Karpov.
  • Jaroslav Cesky opens Manchester's account and Roman Kovar adds a second, before Karpov makes it 5-2.

1:19pm

9:19pm

Video Reaction to follow

Next up for the Bison is a trip to Telford tomorrow and they are the visitors next Saturday.

9:02pm

FINAL SCORE - Bison 5 Phoenix 2

A well deserved win for the Bison puts them two points clear at the top.

8:53pm

Carl Graham is dismissed for high sticks after he catches Liam Chong in the face. So Manchester will end the game on the powerplay. Chong returns for the final shift of the game so the penalty is downgraded from a match to a game.

8:47pm

GOAL - Bison 5 Phoenix 2 - Tomas Karpov (52:23)

A lovely back heel from Long sends Karpov on his way to score.

8:44pm

A Kovar bullet crashes off the helmet of Skinns sending the goalie to the ice.

After treatment he can continue with Manchester on the powerplay.

8:38pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Phoenix 2 - Roman Kovar (49:00)

Kovar scores from close range.

8:35pm

More even session. Phoenix more lively after their goal.

8:29pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Phoenix 1 - Jaroslav Cesky (42:36)

Former Bison Cesky touches home a Kovar shot just as a penalty on Doug Sheppard runs out.

8:24pm

Puck drops final 20 minutes starts

8:04pm

END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 4 Phoenix 0

The Bison in control now and looking set to remain top of the EPL.

8:02pm

Bison kill their first penalty of the night and Rand has a breakaway short handed, but it is saved.

7:57pm

Good Bison pressure, but the Phoenix penalty kill does it's job.

7:50pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Phoenix 0 - Tomas Karpov (30:04)

A great cross by Joe Greener is hammered home by Karpov.

7:49pm

GOAL - Bison 3 Phoenix 0 - Joe Rand (28:22)

Long's shot hits the post and Rand pokes in the powerplay goal.

7:41pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Phoenix 0 - Aaron Connolly (25:59)

Connolly fires in from the slot as the Bison make the most of their second powerplay of the night.

7:33pm

Manchester have the better of the first few minutes of the second period, but Skinns makes the saves.

7:29pm

Puck drops for the start of the second period.

7:14pm

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 1 Phoenix 0

The Herd on top for the session deserved to be more than one goal up. Rookie goalie Maudsley is doing well, while Manchester look dangerous on the counter attack.

7:07pm

Sheppard forces another save as the Herd keep the pressure up.

7:02pm

Bison dominating at the moment.

6:59pm

Karpov hits the post as Manchester kill the first penalty of the game.

6:47pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Phoenix 0 - Andy Melachrino (4:03)

Good pressure pays off as Andy Melachrino scores at the second attempt.

6:40pm

The puck is dropped the game is underway.

6:26pm

The EPL leaders the Basingstoke Bison are minus injured Kurt Reynolds.

Second placed Manchester are without starting netminder Stephen Fone he misses the trip due to a virus. So Paul Maudsley gets his first EPL start. 

6:21pm

Good evening and welcome to tonight's top-of-the-table clash.

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