ADAM Harding and George Norcliffe both scored braces as the Basingstoke Bison beat the Bracknell Bees for the second time in the space eight days, but this time at the Hive.

The home side were buzzing after thumping the leaders the Peterborough Phantoms previous night, but found a Bison in full stampede and they raced to 3-0 lead by the first break.

Leading British goalscorer Alex Sampford scored the first assisted by Richard Bordowski and Russ Cowley.

The Bison then doubled their advantage from Tom Ralph blue line strike with Michal Klejna and Adam Jones taking the helpers.

Worst was to follow for a stunned Bees, as man of the match Harding bagged his first of the evening at 10:42 and a this point Danny Milton was pulled from the Bracknell net and replaced by Dean Skinns.

The home side's Ryan Watt then tried to get his side going by fighting Danny Ingoldsby and both received four minutes for fighting as the Bison man gave as good as he got.

The second session saw the Herd extend their lead to 4-0, as George Norcliffe ended a move involving Klejna and Jones.

Just 91 seconds into the final session Norcliffe struck again with the Bison's fifth goal.

A flurry of penalties saw the Bees opened their account for the evening at 47:09 on the powerplay thanks to Zack Milton.

Two minutes later, the Bison replied from Harding, before Mark Galazzi completed the match scoring again on the powerplay.

The victory moved the Herd back into third place in the South One table.

Next up for the Herd is home game against Streatham on Saturday (6pm).