THE Basingstoke Bison scored six goals on their way to a sixth straight win, as they beat the Hull Pirates on home ice.

The Herd dominated the game from start to finish, racking up a season high 70 shots with Vlastimil Lakosil the man in the firing line.

The Czech shot stopper did well to limit the Bison to six and he also so nearly produced a first period shut-out.

This was ended 23.7 seconds shy of the first buzzer, as Ciaran Long netted with a shot from the left wing.

The home side doubled their tally within two minutes of the start of the second session, despite being shorthanded.

Long surged up the ice and man of the match Tomas Karpov, despite being held by Andrej Themar, was able to join him and when Long passed the puck into the path he slotted it into the roof of the net.

The Bison then made it 3-0 at 28:29 on the powerplay, thanks to a pin point shot from Karpov at the blue line.

As the second period came to a close, Hull started to have chances and then in the first 62 seconds of the final period, Tomas Hiadlovsky did well to deny man of the match Tommi Laine and Ryan Watt, a powerplay goal.

However, the Pirates were the next team to score, as Joe Baird lost the puck to Andrej Themar just outside the slot.

The league’s leading goal scorer looked set to score, but somehow he failed to get his shot away.

The danger looked to have passed, but the visitors piled into the slot and Themar second time around scored.

This saw the home side move up another gear and Rene Jarolin made the game safe with the Bison’s fourth thanks to a nice wrist shot.

A minute later, Long with a lovely top shelf finish added goal number five.

The Herd were still not finished, as Jarolin completed the scoring.

He ghosted past the final defenceman as if he was not there, and then fired home at 58:26.

The victory keeps the Bison a point behind the third placed Peterborough Phantoms and this is who they face this evening in Cambridgeshire.