Final Score - Milton Keynes Lightning 1 Basingstoke Bison 4
Andy Melachrino opens the scoring for the Bison, but Tom Carlon soon level things as the first period ends 1-1.
The second period belonged to the Bison, with three unanswered goals from Miroslav Vantroba, Melachrino and Ciaran Long. The first two being on the powerplay.
With no further goals in the last period, the Herd will have a three goal advantage going into the second leg next Wednesday.