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MATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Sheffield Steeldogs
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- Score - Basingstoke 6 Sheffield 2
- Bison's Tomas Karpov and Greg Wood swap powerplay goals, before Ciaran Long makes it 2-1 at the first break.
- Joe Rand extends the overall lead to four goals with the only strike of the second session.
- The bison hit three more unanswered goals from Rand, Andy Melachrino and Cameron Wynn, before Edgar Bebris completes the scoring.
Video reaction to follow
FINAL SCORE - Bison 6 Steeldogs 2 (agg 8-2)
The Herd stampede onto Coventry with a great victory.
Join us in Coventry when the Bison will face Guildford.
Into the last minute of the game
GOAL - Bison 6 Steeldogs 2 - Edgar Bebris (54:37) agg 8-2
Bebris scores from close range.
GOAL - Bison 6 Steeldogs 1 - Cameron Wynn (52:28)
Wynn puts away his own rebound and the fat lady is singing now - game over the Herd are on their way to Coventry.
GOAL - Bison 5 Steeldogs 1 - Andy Melachrino (52:12)
Melachrino scores at the far post where he stands unmarked.
Duncombe tests Skinns after Connolly goes close for the Bison.
GOAL - Bison 4 Steeldogs 1 - Joe Rand (44:02). Agg 6-1
Rand scores after good work from Chinn.
Both sides have chances.
Sheffield kill the Elliott penalty.
Third period underway
END OF THE SECOND PERIOD - Bison 3 Steeldogs 1 agg 5-1
The Herd looking good as they take a four goal advantage into the final period of this quarter-final tie. They also start the last 20 minutes with 72 seconds of a powerplay as Elliott sits in the sin bin.
Into the final two minutes of the second period.
A great catch by Skinns denys Korhon with a rocket.
Rand close in is denied by the pads of Sedlar
Bison kill off a penalty on Karpov
Wynn forces Sedlar into a save
All Bison at the moment Sedlar is facing plenty of rubber.
GOAL - Bison 3 Steeldogs 1 - Joe Rand (21:55) agg 5-1
Rand puts away Connolly's rebound
Second period underway
END OF FIRST PERIOD - Bison 2 Steeldogs 1 - agg 4-1
Bison increase their lead overall as they take their chances in a hard fought contest so far.
GOAL - Bison 2 Steeldogs 1 - Ciaran Long (15:30) agg 4-1
Long scores into the top corner for his third goal of the weekend.
Sheffield kill off a penalty on Bebris.
GOAL - Bison 1 Steeldogs 1 - Greg Wood (6:07) - agg 3-1
Wood scores from close range on the powerplay after Baird goes to the box.
GOAL - Bison 1 Steeldogs 0 - Tomas Karpov (4:46) - agg 3-0
A low shot from Karpov finds the net on the powerplay as Squires sits out a penalty.
Physical start as both sides have chances.
Game underway Dean Skinns is in goal for the Bison and between the pipes for Sheffield is Dalibor Sedlar.
Dave Cloutman and Stefan Hogarth have the armbands and so fingers crossed this should help the Bison.
Bison have a nice lead going into tonight's game, but once again will have to stop Lubomir Korhon and find a way past Dalibor Sedlar.
All the games have been close this season and that will be he same tonight with only one goal in it either way. Just waiting to see who the refs are.
Team news: Bison are minus Michael Wales and Sheffield are without import and penalty king Andre Payette.
Welcome to tonight's play-off quarter-final second leg game between Basingstoke Bison and Sheffield Steeldogs.
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