MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Milton Keynes Lightning

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  • Score - Bison 3 MK 4 agg 7-5
  • The Bison get off to a dream start as Aaron Connolly scores with the first shot after 40 seconds. Tomas Karpov doubles the advantage on the powerplay.
  • Goals from Leigh Jamieson and Adam Carr tie the game 2-2 by the end of the second period.
  • Stanislav Lascek and Jamieson sets up a tense finish until Andy Melachrino scores for the Bison.

11:13pm

Video reaction to follow

11:12pm

Tense night but in the end it turned out okay.

10:26pm

Bison now picking up their winners medals and the cup

10:18pm

BISON WIN THE EPL CUP 7-5 on aggregate

10:15pm

Game over 

10:14pm

One minute left

10:12pm

Final two minutes.

10:12pm

GOAL - Bison 3 MK 4 - Andy Melachrino (56:24)

Melachrino scores as touches a Reynolds blue liner on the powerplay.

10:10pm

BISON Goal

10:08pm

MK take a penalty as McPherson departs for high sticks at 56:08.

10:05pm

5:25 left MK still the better team.

10:03pm

GOAL - Bison 2 MK 4 - Leigh Jamieson (52:12)

Jamieson from long range makes it 6-5 on aggregate.

10:01pm

8:51 left on the clock MK have a four-on-three as Reynolds takes a very tame holding penalty after Carr departs for holding.

9:58pm

Bison lose their import defenceman Miroslav Vantroba on tripping minor and a 10 minute misconduct.

9:55pm

Both sets of fans in a 1,300 crowd cheering their teams on.

9:53pm

Rand goes close for the Bison and then Lascek forces a save with 12 minutes left.

9:51pm

Zatopek shots into the chest of Skinns all MK at the moment.

9:47pm

GOAL - Bison 2 MK 3 - Stanislav Lascek (43:56)

Lascek fires over Skinns from Blaz Emersic.

9:45pm

MK get the first powerplay as Joe Baird takes a hooking penalty at 43:20.

9:38pm

The final period underway the longest 20 minutes of the season about to start.

9:21pm

END OF SECOND PERIOD - Bison 2 MK 2

Helped by three quick powerplays MK pull themselves back into the game. The Herd still lead by three and MK have only won once by more than three goals in 33 visits to Basingstoke and now only have 20 minutes to level.

It remains to be seen if Coach Nick Poole reduces his forward lines in the final period to just two sets of three.

9:15pm

GOAL - Bison 2 MK 2 - Adam Carr (37:58)

Carr scores from close range 

9:09pm

Into the last five minutes of the second period MK on top at the moment.

9:07pm

Skinns makes another super stop from Farn's blue line blast.

9:06pm

Skinns makes another great save to deny Carr from a lovely feed from Lascek.

9:02pm

Melachrino forces a pad save from Wall.

9:01pm

Karpov goes close on the powerplay as Jamieson is binned and MK kill the powerplay.

8:57pm

GOAL - Bison 2 MK 1 - Leigh Jamieson (27:02)

Third time lucky on the powerplay as Jamieson taps in Ross Green's rebound.

8:54pm

Long and Wales swap places in the sin bin as MK get another powerplay.

8:49pm

Bison kill one penalty and now have another to kill.

8:46pm

Early MK powerplay with Baird in the bin Long goes close shorthanded.

8:43pm

Second period underway

8:30pm

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 2 MK 0

A dream start for the Bison as the lead overall moves onto 6-1 on aggregate. MK are playing some nice stuff, but at the moment can't find the net.

 

8:27pm

A great pass from Adam Carr sees Grant McPherson shot saved by Skinns.

8:23pm

Great save from Skinns to deny Stanislav Lascek from the slot.

8:21pm

Bison kill their first penalty of the night on Long.

8:18pm

GOAL - Bison 2 MK 0 - Tomas Karpov (11:44)

Karpov tips home Miroslav Vantroba blue liner on the powerplay as Jordan Cownie sits out a holding penalty.

8:13pm

Skinns makes his first save from Jamieson.

8:09pm

Bison looking good at the moment Wall keeping them in the game.

8:05pm

Chinn is in on net which comes off.

8:04pm

MK kill the first penalty of the game on Russell as the Bison go close.

8:01pm

Wall drops a shot from Sheppard.

7:58pm

GOAl - Bison 1 MK 0 - Aaron Connolly (0:40)

A dream start first shot from Connolly from the left wing hits the net.

7:55pm

Game underway with Dean Skinns in goal for the Bison and Stephen Wall is between the pipes for MK.

7:47pm

A big crowd in tonight making plenty of noise as the Bison come out onto the ice led by Dean Skinns

7:37pm

The Bison lead 4-1 from the first leg and are minus defenceman Matt Selby tonight, while MK have a full roster.

7:35pm

Good evening and welcome to tonight's second leg of the EPL Cup final as the Basingstoke Bison take on the Milton Keynes Lightning.

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