THE Basingstoke Bison moved up to third spot in South One, replacing local rivals the Bracknell Bees after victories over leaders Peterborough and Streatham.

The Herd now have second side the Swindon Wildcats in their sights, being two points behind them, with two games in hand.

So they will be looking for another four point weekend starting with a home game against bottom side Invicta on Saturday (6.30pm), before a trip to Romford to face the Raiders on Sunday (5.30pm).

Bison forward Liam Morris serves the final game of his six game suspension on Saturday night and this game will also see the annual Teddy Bear Toss.

This will see fans throw new cuddly toys in plastic bags (to stop them getting wet) onto the ice after Basingstoke's first goal of the game against Invicta.

Looking back on the overtime win over Peterborough, Bison player/coach Ashley Tait said: " Tait said: “Not for the first time this season we have made a third period comeback, but we can’t keep doing this, as we eventually we will run out of lives. I hope that beating what is a well coached team, will give the guys the belief they need.”

Tait was equally pleased with the 6-1 win over Streatham said: "Once again we have played a very good road game there."

Looking ahead to this weekend Tait said: "We have to make sure we prepare properly for the Invicta and given them the respect they deserve.

"Sunday is going to be tough as the Raiders have now worked out how to win and have beaten Swindon and Bracknell in the last two weeks."