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- Score - Basingstoke Bison 6 Slough Jets 2
- Andy Melachrino scores the only goal of the first period.
- Alan Lack levels the game before Ciaran Long's penalty shot makes it 2-1 at the second buzzer.
- Joe Rand, Nicky Chinn, Tomas Karpov and Stuart Mogg all scored for the Herd, with Lack netting again for the Jets in the final period.
Video reaction to follow
END OF THE GAME - Bison 6 Jets 2
The Bison take the win to remain top and they could have scored a lot more if not for a hot goalie.
Now the Herd will look to make it a double success at Slough join us at the Hangar tomorrow.
GOAL - Bison 6 Jets 2 - Stuart Mogg (59:59)
Mogg scores from close range and fellow young Brits Wynn and Ingoldsby pick up thg assists.
His first Bison goal on home ice.
GOAL - Bison 5 Jets 2 - Tomas Karpov (59:20)
After a flare-up around the Bison goal following the next face-off Karpov slots into the empty net.
Slough call a time-out and pull goalie
Rand goes close for the Bison as they look for a fifth goal in the final two minutes of the game.
Slough kill another penalty
Slough kill a penalty
GOAL - Bison 4 Jets 2 - Alan Lack (48:53)
Lack tap in by the post after Towalski picks off the rebound from Avery's shot.
GOAL - Bison 4 Jets 1 - Nicky Chinn (46:16)
A lovely drop pass from Greener and Chinn produces a superb finish.
Great save from Skinns to deny Padelek from close range.
GOAL - Bison 3 Jets 1 - Joe Rand (41:46)
Rand goes across the slot to score.
The third period underway and the Bison start it with 53 seconds left on their powerplay.
END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 2 Jets 1
an even opening to the session until the penalty shot and then the Herd deserved more than one goal. Slough goalie is still playing out of his skin.
As the period finishes the Bison go close on a powerplay and they still have 53 seconds left on the penalty going into the last session.
Four-on-four hockey as Vantroba and Lack go to the sin bin
The Herd back on top now
Andy Melachrino hits the post
GOAL - Bison 2 Jets 1 - Ciaran Long (31:51)
Bison penalty shot Long scores. This was after Joe Myers the Slough goalie was adjudged to have throw his stick along the ice to deny Joe Greener a shooting chance. The Brit goalie took over in goal because Slough were on the powerplay so they could ice their three import skaters. Vasiljevic returned for the penalty shot, but great stick work by Long saw him score. it is the second time this season Long has scored a penalty shot in games between these sides with last time being for Slough.
More even contest now with both goalies making saves.
GOAL - Bison 1 Jets 1 - Alan Lack (21:32)
Lack fires into the roof of the net with their fifth shot of the game.
Second period underway can the Bison add to their tally.
END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 1 Jets 0
Somehow it is still only 1-0 their goalie is on his way to another man-of the-match award. He has kept them in this game. Three periods of this and surely there can only be one result.
Connolly's shot rolls across the goal crease behind the Slough goalie. Padelek tests Skinns, before Karpov sets up Melachrino and only a smart reflex save stops him.
The herd kill the penalty
A good Bison powerplay comes to an end as Chinn goes to the box.
GOAL - Bison 1 Jets 0 Andy Melachrino (11:26)
Melachrino tips a Vantroba blue line blast on the powerplay as Mindy Kieras sits in the sin bin.
The Karpov line keeps the pressure on, but just unable to find the net.
Bison start the better
Game underway Dean Skinns in goal for the Bison and Andrej Vasiljevic guards the pipes for Slough.
Team news and the Bison have a full roster.
For Slough Kamil Tvrdek returns to give their offence even more bite. Alan Lack and Ales Padelek were back last week all three missed the 7-2 loss in this building a fortnight ago.
The Bison are looking to make it five straight wins and are level with Manchester at the top after the Phoenix won 3-2 at Sheffield last night. The Herd are top as they lead the series over Manchester.
Last weekend the Jets beat Guildford in a shoot-out, but lost last Sunday at Perterborough and slipped to the bottom of the EPL.
Good evening and welcome to tonight's game between the Basingstoke Bison and Slough Jets.