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MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Slough Jets
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- Basingstoke Bison 7 Slough Jets 2
- A superb opening 20 minutes sees the Herd hit five thanks to a brace from Aaron Connolly and single from Ciaran Long, Andy Melachrino and Joe Rand.
- Matt Towalski scores the only goal of the second period for the Jets.
- The final period sees Tomas Karpov score either side of Edward Temple's goal for Slough.
Video reaction to follow
END OF THE GAME - Bison 7 Jets 2
Nice four point weekend for the Bison and join us next Saturday when title rivals Manchester are in town.
GOAL - Bison 7 Jets 2 - Tomas Karpov (58:21)
Karpov scores from close range.
GOAL - Bison 6 Jets 2 - Edward Temple (55:31)
Towlaski shot is padded away and Temple puts in the rebound.
Vantroba hits the post on another Bison powerplay.
Rand looks to have scored a seventh on the powerplay, but Matt Thompson disallows it as net is off again.
Bison still having the best chances.
GOAL - Bison 6 Jets 1 - Tomas Karpov (43:01)
Karpov scores from close range.
The teams exchange early chances.
Third period underway
END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 5 Jets 1
Bison still in control, but unable to add to their tally.
Bison kill a penalty with Karpov going close shorthanded.
Jets kill another penalty as the Slough finally picks up a delay of game penalty for taking the net off.
GOAL - Bison 5 Jets 1 - Matt Towalski (28:45)
Towalski opens the Jets account with a bad hand finish.
Jets kill a penalty
Bison denied a sixth goal from Karpov as net is off the moorings harsh call by referee Matt Thompson.
Second period underway expect the Bison to start picking up penalties now.
END OF FIRST PERIOD - Bison 5 Jets 0
A superb first 20 minutes and the Herd has left the Jets shell stocked.
GOAL - Bison 5 Jets 0 - Joe Rand (19:46)
Kieras loses the puck on the powerplay and Rand skates in to score shorthanded.
GOAL - Bison 4 Jets 0 - Aaron Connolly (18:11)
The goals are coming thick and fast as Connolly grabs his second of the night.
GOAL - Bison 3 Jets 0 - Andy Melachrino (17:50)
Melachrino scores from close range.
Bison in control just missing out on adding to their tally.
GOAL - Bison 2 Jets 0 - Aaron Connolly (10:10)
Connolly skates off the boards and into slot to score.
GOAL - Bison 1 Jets 0 - Ciaran Long (9:13)
Long bullet from left wing.
Bison getting closer
Bison open the game the better.
The game is underway with Skinns in goal for the Bison and import shot stopper Andrej Vasijevic guards the pipes for the Jets.
Team news the Bison are minus Cam Wynn, Stuart Mogg and Danny Ingoldsby.
The Jets are minus import Ales Padelek so Andrius Kaminskas comes in to keep the team at four imports.
The Bison won the last meeting on home ice, but lost in Slough in last time out.
If the Herd bring their A game it should be an easy win, if not we are in for a tight game.
Good evening to tonight's game. The Bison look for a four point weekend after a 6-2 win against Milton Keynes. Last night, Slough lost 7-3 to Sheffield.
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