LiveMATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Swindon Wildcats

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Summary

  • Basingstoke Bison 3 Swindon Wildcats 2
  • Aaron Connolly opens the scores and then Aaron Nell levels it shorthanded by the end of the first period.
  • Tomas Karpov makes it 2-1, before Sam Bullas equalises on the powerplay to leave things level at the second buzzer.
  • Joe Greener scores the game winner in the final six minutes.

9:55pm

Video reaction to follow

8:57pm

FINAL SCORE - Bison 3 Wildcats 2

Bison deserved the win, but Wildcats ran them close. The Herd now travel to Bracknell tomorrow join us there for what is sure to be an action packed local derby.

8:56pm

Bison win the final draw and with it the game.

8:55pm

With 2.4 seconds left Swindon call a time-out

8:54pm

Swindon pull their goalie with 30 seconds left

8:49pm

Goal mouth scramble but Bison are unable to force the puck home.

8:46pm

GOAL - Bison 3 Wildcats 2 - Joe Greener (54:30)

Chinn puts the puck into the slot and Lyle loses it and Greener puts the puck in by the post.

8:42pm

Still no clear cut chances as the game has six minutes to go.

8:34pm

A great save from Skinns denys Sandvik

8:33pm

Game even at the moment looks set to go to overtime

8:25pm

The Herd kill the penalties

8:23pm

Doug Sheppard is back for the start of the third period with the Bison needing to kill off an early powerplay.

8:05pm

END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 2 Wildcats 2

Somehow, the Bison are level after dominating for most of the 20 minutes.

8:04pm

The Bison pick up another penalty after Baird goes for a rebound and this gives the Wildcats a 4-on-3 powerplay at the start of the final period.

8:01pm

Bison pressure the net, but are unable to find a way through and the penalty is killed as Wales departs for tripping.

7:55pm

Hoog is dismissed as he sends Sheppard into the boards and he is helped off to the dressing room. Hoog receives match for checking from behind and the Herd have a five minute powerplay.

7:52pm

Swindon right back in this game end-to-end.

7:48pm

Sandvik scores for Swindon, but the goal is washed out as the net is off its moorings

7:45pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Wildcats 2 - Sam Bullas (30:41)

Bullas scores his own rebound on the powerplay

7:39pm

All Bison at the moment deserve another goal.

7:36pm

Good pressure for the Bison on a powerplay and just fail to score.

7:31pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Wildcats 1 - Tomas Karpov (21:30)

A big error from Lyle and Karpov pops the puck in

7:27pm

Second period is underway

7:13pm

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 1 Wildcats 1

Bison were the better team, but Swindon made the most of their chances and are always going to be dangerous.

7:10pm

Hoog is found with a long pass, but Skinns makes the save.

7:08pm

Rand's deflected effort is held on by Lyle

7:05pm

Bison kill their first penalty of the night 

7:02pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Wildcats 1 - Aaron Nell (14:36)

Nice breakaway shorthanded goal as Hoog feeds Nell.

6:55pm

Harding tests Skinns in an even game so far

6:53pm

Wales close in, but Lyle makes an excellent save

6:50pm

Good Swindon pressure but Skinns keeps them out

6:46pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Wildcats 0 - Aaron Connolly (2:38)

First powerplay of the night and Connolly with a great wrist shot .

6:37pm

The game is underway with Dean Skinns in goal for the Bison and Stevie Lyle guards the pipes for Swindon.

6:33pm

Bison form a guard of honour for Joe Baird who reached 500 EPL games last Sunday. There is a presentation to the popular defenceman and he is cheered on by both sets of fans.

6:29pm

A tough test for the Bison tonight against a high powered offence led  by Jonas Hoog and Aaron Nell. They lead the series 2-1 over the Herd, having won the last meeting.

6:27pm

Team news Bison minus Andy Melachrino and Danny Ingoldsby.

Swindon rest fifth import Tomas Fojtik and former Bison boss Ryan Aldridge is not icing and behind the bench.

5:55pm

Welcome to tonight's game between the Basingstoke Bison and Swindon Wildcats.

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