The Basingstoke Bison have two big games this weekend as they take on the Bees and Telford.

The Herd saw their advantage over play-off rivals Bristol slashed to four points last Sunday, with the teams still having to play each other one more time this season.

This means they need to get back to winning ways quickly, but have only scored once in their last three games, with their last outing being an awful 7-0 loss to Milton Keynes.

The visitors took the lead in the fourth minute, Bobby Chamberlain finding Deivids Sarkanis behind the net who fed Sam Talbot, who found the roof of the net.

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The stunned Bison looked for an equaliser, as man of the match Neil Liddiard tested Jordan Hedley from the blue line.

The visitors then doubled their lead as Zaine McKenzie was left all alone at the top circle to hit the target. MK then added a third as Talbot and Chamberlain combined for Sarkanis to strike.

The Bison had their best chance of the session in the final seconds as Marcel Balaz robbed a defenceman and set-up Gael Lubwele and only a smart save denied him.

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Bison Head coach Ashley Tait said: “We were not good enough against MK and now we are in danger of missing out on the play-offs all together if we don’t start winning again.”

On Saturday 11 at 6:30pm, the Bison face the lowly Bees in what is always a bitter local derby clash before travelling to Telford on Sunday 12 at 6pm. Telford are one place above the Bisons in the standings.