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MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Telford Tigers
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- Score - Basingstoke Bison 2 Telford Tigers 4
- An even first period of few clear cut chances ends 0-0.
- Nathan Salem opens the scoring for Telford on the powerplay and it remains 1-0 at the second break.
- Goals galore in the final 20 minutes as Miika Kiviranta scored a brace, while Nicky Chinn and Andy Melachrino scored for the Bison.
- Scott McKenzie completes the scoring with an empty net goal.
REACTION: Bison player/coach Doug Sheppard said: "It was disappointing tonight, but we will look to bounce back tomorrow in Manchester, which is a huge game."
END OF FINAL PERIOD - Bison 2 Tigers 4
The new look Tigers make it two wins in the space of seven days.
The Bison battled away but ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline.
Saving grace is title rivals Guildford and Manchester both lost, so the Herd are still a point clear.
GOAL - Bison 2 Tigers 4 Scott McKenzie (59:24)
McKenzie fires into the empty net to seal the victory.
Into the the final minute and the Bison call a time-out and expect the goalie to be pulled.
Into the final five minutes and the Bison still looking for an equaliser.
Real edge of your seats stuff as both teams hunt for goals.
GOAL - Bison 2 Tigers 3 - Andy Melachrino (44:46)
Melachrino scores from the right wing.
GOAL - Bison 1 Tigers 3 - Miika Kiviranta (42:47)
Nice breakaway gives Telford a third goal.
GOAL - Bison 1 Tigers 2 - Nicky Chinn (41:15)
Chinn deflects in Zach Sullivan's blue line shot.
GOAL - Bison 0 Tigers 1 Miika Kiviranta (41:03)
Kiviranta nets a rebound from close range.
Puck dropped and the third period has started
END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 0 Tigers 1
One powerplay strike separates the teams and their is still plenty of mileage in this game.
Ryan has now shut-out the Bison for five periods on the trot. Surely he will not be able to make it six.
During the Telford powerplay Miika Kiviranta tests Skinns.
Sheppard is upended in the Tigers zone as he goes to shot - no penalty call. Sheppard skates back into the play now at the Bison end and makes a check which sparks a few punches. Long and Pavlu take roughing penalties. Sheppard also takes a charging penalty to give Telford a powerplay.
Skinns makes a great save to deny Timo Kuuluvvainen.
Bison powerplay sees Karpov and Long have shots saved.
Miller fires wide on a breakaway
GOAL - Bison 0 Tigers 1 - Natham Salem (25:43)
Bison kill 5-on-3 powerplay , but a flowing move sees them score from Salem still on the one man advantage.
Bison start the second period on top, but no goal yet.
Second session underway with the same match-ups as first period.
END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 0 Tigers 0
No real clear cut chances so 0-0 is a fair reflection on the first 20 minutes. For the Bison it is an improvement on last week as they were 2-0 down at the first period break.
Long forces a stick save from Ryan.
Telford kill a powerplay still very even contest
Whistle is blown as Bison force the puck home from close range. So goal is disallowed.
Bison lose Joe Rand for 2+10 for checking from behind which brings up the first powerplay of the night which is killed as Miller goes to the sin bin.
Tigers Dan Davies speaks out of turn and picks up a 10 minute misconduct.
The puck is dropped for the start of the first period.
Skinns is in goal for the Bison, while Ryan guards the pipes for the Tigers.
The Bison welcome back Kurt Reynolds so are icing a full roster as are the Tigers.
The Bison are out to avenge last week's 4-0 defeat in Telford. It also means a quick return for Joe Miller back to Bisonland.
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