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MATCHNIGHT LIVE- Basingstoke Bison v Swindon Wildcats
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- Score - Basingstoke Bison 2 Swindon Wildcats 5
- Henri Sandvik gives Swindon the lead, before the Bison have Matt Selby dismissed in the first period.
- Miroslav Vantroba levels things only for Sandvik and Floyd Taylor to make it 3-1 to Swindon.
- Another blue line special from Vantroba makes it 3-2 at the second buzzer.
- Further goals from Jan Kostal and Sandvik.
Video Reaction to follow
END OF THE GAME - Bison 2 Wildcats 5
just as the Bison look to about to level things the Wildcats ended the game as a contest. Swindon enjoy the biggest win here this season.
Even more bad news Manchester have won to go top.
Join us on Wednesday night for the second leg of the EPL Cup final. Fingers crossed at last some silverware will be coming to the Bison.
Nell hits the crossbar as Reynolds sits in the sin bin for a tame roughing call.
Mogg goes close for the Bison.
Swindon kill another penalty as Lyle makes the saves.
GOAL - Bison 2 Wildcats 5 - Henri Sandvik (51:03)
A breakaway strike from Sandvik as he scores shorthanded.
GOAL - Bison 2 Wildcats 4 - Jan Kostal (48:49)
Sandvik does all the spade work Kostal taps in.
Bison really hunting for the equaliser now.
Melachrino forces Lyle into a pad save.
Nell tests Skinns
Third period underway
END OF SECOND PERIOD - Bison 2 Wildcats 3
Bison battled hard, but a shame Swindon scored third goal after a missed call by Hogarth. The Herd have 20 minutes to win this game and currently Guildford are leading the Phoenix 2-1.
Final minute of second period.
Swindon kill a penalty as Lyle makes a couple of good saves.
GOAL - Bison 2 Wildcats 3 - Miroslav Vantroba (32:59)
Vantroba blue liner
GOAL - Bison 1 Wildcats 3 - Floyd Taylor (31:39)
A missed call on Karpov leads to a Swindon breakaway and Taylor scores.
GOAL - Bison 1 Wildcats 2 - Henri Sandvik (28:28)
The Bison fail to clear the puck shorthanded and Sandvik makes the most of it .
Nell forces a good save from Skinns.
Goal - Bison 1 Wildcats 1 - Miroslav Vantroba (25:08)
Blue line rocket from the Slovak.
Great save by Skinns from Sandvik from close range.
Second period underway
END OF FIRST PERIOD - Bison 0 Wildcats 1
A hard hitting opening 20 minutes very entertaining and the Bison are unlucky not to be level. I was worried before the game started about referees Matthews and Hogarth and they missed a lot already.
Hope they have a better last 40 minutes.
Connolly denied from close range in the final minute of the period.
Bison kill the five minute powerplay.
Teams playing four-on-four as Watt goes to the bin and then Karpov is sticked in the face by Symonds and there is no call.
Bison have Matt Selby dismissed for butt ending so Swindon have a five minute powerplay.
A good penalty kill for the Bison after Vantroba goes to the box and soon after Melachrino goes close.
A great solo effort from Karpov is well saved.
GOAL - Bison 0 Wildcats 1 - Henri Sandvik (5:52)
Three Swindon forward imports combine Sandvik fires over Skinns.
Wildcats kill the first penalty of the game.
Game underway Dean Skinns guards the pipes for the Bison and former. Herd man Stevie Lyle is in goal for Swindon.
Team news Bison are at full strength, while Swindon rest Tomas Fojtik so their four imports are Jonas Hoog, Henri Sandvik and Jan Kostal and Aku Pekkarinen and the first three are the players the Bison have to stop along with top Brit Aaron Nell.
The Bison still head the EPL after their title rivals the Manchester Phoenix, used up one of their two games in hand on Thursday night and lost at Peterborough. So victory tonight will keep the Bison top, but it is not going to be easy against a very dangerous Swindon team.
Good evening and welcome to tonight's game between the Basingstoke Bison and Swindon Wildcats.
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