TRAVIS Penny scored his first-ever Basingstoke Bison goal and Hallam Wilson netted a brace as the Herd came from behind to beat the Hull Seahawks 5-4.

It was the visiting Yorkshire side who took the lead in Saturday’s contest, as Jordan Fisher ripped the puck in from the blue line.

The Bison replied as Penny scored from close range after great spade work from Liam Morris.

However, Hull made it 2-1 by the first break as Sam Towner scored.

The visitors extended their lead further thanks to a well-worked powerplay goal at 25:05 from Emil Svec.

Within in a minute they nearly netted a fourth, as Declan Jones hit the post for the second time in the contest.

The home side needed a lifeline and it came from Edgars Landsbergs after a superb rush down the ice by captain George Norcliffe, which made the score 3-2.

The Herd then started the final period on the powerplay after Nathan Salem was penalised nine seconds before the interval.

The Bison made the most of the extra man as netminder Alex Mettam found Marcel Balaz and he picked out Wilson all alone at the back post to tie the game.

From this point the home side dominated the rest of the contest and it was no surprise when Balaz put them ahead for the first time at 47:53.

Another Wilson powerplay strike six minutes from time doubled the advantage.

So even though James Archer scored 4.7 seconds from the final buzzer, it was too late to deny the Bison the victory.

After the game head coach Ashley Tait said: “We fell into their game plan at the start and they looked to absorb and score on the few chances they had, which they did.

“Once we started to get inside and be more direct we were rewarded.”

On Sunday night in Slough, the Herd beat the Bees 8-7.

Man of the match Zack Milton led the Bison scoring with a hat-trick, while Alex Sampford and Balaz hit braces and Norcliffe got the other.

For the Bees their man of the match Brendan Walkom netted four and there was one each from Juha Lindgen, Dominik Gabaj and JJ Pitchley.

This Saturday (6.30pm), the Bison are at home to play-off rivals Bristol and on Sunday (5.30pm) they travel to Milton Keynes.

Tait said: “I think everyone has been looking at the Bristol game for a while as being a massive match, but every game is big at this stage of the season.”