LiveMATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Sheffield Steeldogs

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Summary

  • Score - Basingstoke Bison 6 Sheffield Steeldogs 5
  • A super first 20 minutes from the Herd as Karpov opens the score after 32 seconds and then. goals from Ciaran Long, Karpov and Joe Greener make it 4-0 at the buzzer.
  • Sheffield pull two goals back in second session from Lubomir Korhon and Ashley Calvert
  • Somehow, the Herd are unable to add to their tally as Dalibor Sedlar turns on a master class.
  • The Steeldogs score the. first goal of the final period from Andrew Hirst.
  • The Herd reply with two goals from Joe Greener and Joe Rand, before Korhon sets up a tense finish.

10:29pm

Video reaction to follow 

9:26pm

FINAL SCORE - Bison 6 Steeldogs 5

Another great game and the home side take the deserved win.

Next up at home is a visit from the Guildford Flames in the EPL Cup semi-final first leg.

9:24pm

Sheffield pull their goalie in the final two minutes and Long and Melachrino go close to hitting the empty net as Sheffield try to grab an equaliser.

9:23pm

GOAL - Bison 6 Steeldogs 5 - Lubomir Korhon (58:06)

A lovely cross from Chambers finds Korhon to hammer home on the powerplay and a flare-up in the net follows and Duncombe gets two minute roughing penalty. He throws the towel in the sin bin and gets an addition 10 minutes.

9:15pm

Sheffield kill a penalty which ends with a goal mouth scramble and Rand goes to the bin with 1:59 left

9:05pm

GOAL - Bison 6 Steeldogs 4 - Edgars Bebris (51:22)

Still on four-on-four Bebris fires through the legs of Skinns

9:01pm

GOAL - Bison 6 Steeldogs 3 - Joe Rand (49:54)

Rand scores from the slot as the teams play four-on-four as Wales and Hirst go to the bin.

8:59pm

GOAL - Bison 5 Steeldogs 3 - Joe Greener (49:02)

Greener flicks the puck in by post

8:55pm

Referee Stefan Hogarth gets cut on his hand by a skate and leaves the ice with 11:51 left. So Matt Thompson is the only referee now.

8:53pm

Sheffield think they have scored, but they take the net as they do.

8:51pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Steeldogs 3 - Andrew Hirst (45:30)

Hirst scores from close range as Sheffield are very much back in this game.

8:47pm

Korhon is denied by great save by Skinns and then knocks over the ref. Seconds later Chinn is denied.

8:41pm

Poor powerplay from the Steeldogs no bite at all

8:38pm

Puck drops for the start of the final 20 minutes with Sheffield on the powerplay as Graham takes a roughing penalty from the end of the second period.

8:24pm

END OF SECOND PERIOD - Bison 4 Steeldogs 2 

The Steeldogs are back in this game thanks to their goalie Sedlar as he has produced the best 20 minutes this season to stop the Herd adding to their tally.

Still plenty of action to come, but Payette might well focus on the game as the next goal is likely to decide the outcome of this game.

8:21pm

With six seconds left Payette looks to crash into a group of players on the boards and is pushed away by Kurt Reynolds. The red mist comes down for the Sheffield player and he has to be held back as the buzzer goes Payette looks to have another go with Reynolds and has to escorted off the ice.

8:18pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Steeldogs 2 - Ashley Calvert (39:33)

Nice breakaway strike from Calvert.

8:06pm

Teams down to four-on-four hockey after Connolly and Duncombe depart for roughing.

8:05pm

Words from the bench earns Sheffield's Gibson a 10 minute sit at the opposite side of the rink in the sin bin.

8:01pm

GOA.L - Bison 4 Steeldogs 1 - Lubomir Korhon (32:14)

Korhon scores with a low bullet after Rand is denied by a backhand effort.

7:57pm

Nice play from Payette behind the net sets up Haywood, but Skinns pads away his shot. 

7:54pm

Sedlar doing well to keep the Bison out as Long and Karpov test him.

7:50pm

Bison back into now looking forward to their next goal

7:42pm

Sheffield have started the second session the better

7:40pm

Second period underway as Payette is sent to the sin bin for 10 minute for his chat with Wales at the end of the first period.

7:26pm

END OF FIRST PERIOD - Bison 4 Steeldogs 0

A super period of slick hockey from the Bison no one would have matched them in this form. Sheffield were lucky to have a single shot on goal, while Sedlar will be looking forward to a rest.

7:24pm

As the buzzer goes no surprise Payette has a few words with Bison's Michael Wales. The Sheffield player/coach trying to get his side some jump and feels a fight will do it.

7:22pm

Sheffield hit penalty trouble as Wood is joined by Duncombe for 71 seconds on a two man advantage and kill the lot thanks to a fistfull of saves from Sedlar. The Steeldogs also lose Lewis Bell on a 10 minute misconduct penalty.

7:17pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Steeldogs 0 - Joe Greener (16:02)

A great wrist shot from Greener seconds after Hirst for Sheffield has a shot saved.

7:10pm

Sheffield have a rare chance as Hirst on the back hand fires wide.

7:04pm

GOAL - Bison 3 Steeldogs 0 - Tomas Karpov (9:14)

Great spade work by Michael Wales allows Karpov to score witha low shot.

6:54pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Steeldogs 0 - Ciaran Long (3.42)

Blue line blast from Long on the powerplay as Duncombe takes a penalty. Sheffield call a time-out straight away.

6:52pm

Sheffield kill the first penalty of the night as Payette takes seconds to depart to the sin bin to chalk 200 penalty minutes.

6:50pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Steeldogs 0 - Tomas Karpov (32 seconds)

First shot of the game and Karpov finds the net.

6:45pm

Here we go with Dean Skinns on net minding duty for the Bison and Sedlar for the Steeldogs.

6:32pm

Face-off slightly delayed as Sheffield arrived late, but will not be long now as the ice is being resurfaced.

6:02pm

Team news for this evening sees the Bison just minus Danny Ingoldsby.

The Steeldogs are minus British forward Craig Elliott, but all their other big penalty takers are in the line-up, so expect a physical contest this evening.

Sheffield's Polish import Mariusz Jakubik is rested so their four imports are Andre Payette, Greg Chambers and the big dangerman tonight Lubomir Korhon who scored four goals in his last game.

Dalibor Sedlar guards the pipes and is looking to add to the shut-out he enjoyed in this building last season.

5:56pm

This is the third meeting between these sides so far this season and both games have been decided by penalty shoot-outs with home side winning both. So we could be in for a long night tonight.

5:51pm

Good evening and welcome to tonight 's game between the Basingstoke Bison and Sheffield Steeldogs.

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