LiveMATCHNIGHT LIVE - Basingstoke Bison v Manchester Phoenix

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Summary

  • Score - Bison 5 Phoenix 3
  • The Bison edge the first period, but there are no goals.
  • Robin Kovar scores the opener, but Ciaran Long and Joe Rand made it 2-1 at the second break.
  • James Archer levels it, before Joe Baird and Tomas Karpov score.
  • Manchester score again from Kovar and then Connolly's empty netter seals the win.

7:37pm

That is it from another Bison season and it has to rank of one of the best in the 25 years I have been watching the team.

A double winning season is just the way for the Bison to celebrate their 25th season. A job well done.

Join us again in September when we will be look to add even more silverware.

7:31pm

REACTION: Basingstoke Bison player/coach Doug Sheppard said: "This is amazing and a great feeling to do it with this team. The boys worked really hard and they deserve it. I would also like to thank our fans who were great all weekend."

6:27pm

Final score - Bison 5 Phoenix 3

The double is theirs you better believe it.

6:25pm

GOAL - Bison 5 Phoenix 3 - Aaron Connolly (59:58)

Connolly slots into empty net.

6:24pm

Bison fans on their feet.

6:24pm

16 seconds left.

6:24pm

Fone pulled

6:23pm

Final minute

6:22pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Phoenix 3 - Robin Kovar (56:49)

Kovar scores from close range to set up a tense finish.

6:17pm

Connolly takes a penalty so Manchester have a powerplay with six minutes left.

6:15pm

Manchester kill the penalties as Long is denied.

6:12pm

The game is delayed as work is carried out on one of the adverts behind Fone's goal.

6:08pm

Graham joins Heron in the sin bin the Bison have 67 seconds of a two man advantage.

6:06pm

GOAL - Bison 4 Phoenix 2 - Tomas Karpov (50:01)

Karpov skates over the blue line and let's free.

6:01pm

GOAL - Bison 3 Phoenix 2 - Joe Baird (47:53)

Joe Baird scores from the blue line. No more than the Bison deserve.

5:57pm

Sheppard has the puck in the net, but it is disallowed as the whistle has gone as the refs thought the goalie made save and blew whistle.

5:52pm

Greener and Long are denied by Fone, but did not know much about it.

5:48pm

Karpov goes close for the Bison.

5:48pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Phoenix 2 - James Archer (42:30)

Archer scores from close range on the powerplay.

5:42pm

Third period underway lets hope the refs let the team play hockey.

5:26pm

END OF SECOND PERIOD - Bison 2 Phoenix 1

Bison take  a one goal lead into the final 20 minutes and it is going to be the longest 20 minutes of the season. A great game so far, but it is sure to be a tense one. Everyone cross your fingers.

5:24pm

Final minute of the second period.

5:21pm

Bison kill the penalty and Reynolds steps out of the box on a breakaway and Fone makes a great stop.

5:15pm

Connolly on the back hand and Fone makes the save as Bison kill a penalty on Vantroba.

5:13pm

GOAL - Bison 2 Phoenix 1 - Joe Rand (31:36)

Rand scores the penalty shot through the legs of Fone.

5:12pm

Bison penalty shot as Rand is upended by Kovar.

5:06pm

GOAL - Bison 1 Phoenix 1 - Ciaran Long (29:13)

Long makes quick amends with a nice finish at the far post.

5:05pm

GOAL - Bison 0 Phoenix 1 - Robin Kovar (28:47)

Kovar taps in on the powerplay as Long goes to the sin bin.

5:02pm

Manchester kill the penalty and Skinns produces a double save from Hand after Chinn went close for the Bison.

4:58pm

Bison on the powerplay as Bakrlik takes a seat in the sin bin.

4:55pm

Skinns saves from Wood close in.

4:54pm

Manchester test Skinns first.

4:51pm

Second period underway still all to play for.

4:35pm

END OF THE FIRST PERIOD - Bison 0 Phoenix 0

Manchester started the session the better, but Bison ended it the better and deserved to take the lead, but Fone made the stops.

4:33pm

Final minute of the first period.

4:31pm

Bison go close on their first powerplay as Long, Karpov and Sullivan force saves.

4:25pm

Karpov releases Sheppard and Fone makes a great save.

4:24pm

Goal mouth scramble in front of Fone plenty of face washing.

4:23pm

Bison kill the penalty and Sheppard shots just wide shorthanded.

4:20pm

First powerplay of the night goes to the Phoenix as Melachrino goes to the sin bin.

4:18pm

End-to-end stuff 

4:15pm

Bakrlik goes in close on Skinns and he makes the save.

4:11pm

Bison hit back testing Fone.

4:07pm

Manchester have the first couple of shots.

4:03pm

Game underway with Dean Skinns in goal for the Bison and Stephen Fone guards the pipes for Manchester.

3:58pm

Both teams now on the ice being backed by their fans.

3:55pm

The refs skate out they are Matt Thompson and Stefan Hogarth.

3:53pm

Bison are the away team tonight so are sporty their all red jerseys.

3:46pm

Team news both teams ice with the same teams as yesterday.

3:21pm

In my eyes there is nothing between the finalists and they tied the league series 3-3. Last season these sides met in the play-off semi-final which the Phoenix won after a penalty shoot-out. Time for revenge I feel.

3:17pm

Manchester reached the final thanks to a 4-3 overtime win over Swindon yesterday. The Bison won the second semi-final after an excellent 5-2 victory over Guildford.

3:08pm

Welcome to tonight's game between Basingstoke Bison and Manchester Phoenix. The game set to start at 4pm.

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