DAN Weller-Evans made his first ever league start for the Basingstoke Bison and back stopped the Herd to a 5-3 victory at Gillingham against the Invicta Dynamos.

This maintained the Bison's perfect start to their league campaign, despite going a goal down after 38 seconds scored by Callum Fowler.

Soon after a hit on Adam Rehak, sparked a couple of fights which saw Bison's Grant Rounding and Dan Scott each get four minutes, as well as Rehak and Tom Ralph.

The visitors then levelled things at 10:38, as Tomas Karpov netted and Aaron Connolly gave them the lead two minutes later.

The Herd extended their lead to 3-1 thanks to a powerplay strike from Scott.

Invicta kept themselves in the game as man of the match Ralph scored from the blue line.

Kaprov's second of the game made it 4-2, as he converted a pass from Paul Petts.

Within a minute, Invicta's Louis Colvin reduced the lead to one again.

However, soon after the Bison were given a powerplay and man of the match Ivan Antonov made sure of the victory.

Next up for the Bison is a home game against the Streatham RedHawks is in the league.