THE Basingstoke Bison moved up to second spot in South One for the first time this season, after a 5-3 victory at former second placed team the Peterborough Phantoms.

However, they did not have it all their own way as the home side opened the scoring on the first powerplay of the night from Ales Padelek.

The visitors levelled things at 17:53 as Ashley Tait scored the first of a straight hat-trick assisted by Richard Bordowski.

Just before the first buzzer, the Herd picked up a too man men on the ice penalty, which carried on into the next period.

However, it was the Herd who scored shorthanded as Tait netted from Bordowski at 21:02.

Two minutes later, Basingstoke's Adam Jones departed to the sin bin and once again the Herd scored shorthanded as man of the match Tait converted a pass from Liam Morris this time.

At 26:08, Peterborough were on the powerplay again and you guessed it the Herd scored another shorthanded marker, this time from Russ Cowley with Adam Harding getting the helper.

Soon after, the home side swapped their netminders as Ryan Bainborough took over from Jordan Marr.

Then on their last powerplay of the second session, Peterborough pulled a goal back from Martins Susters.

With just under five minutes left in the contest the Phantoms struck again from Petr Stepanek to make it 4-3.

However, a minute later the Herd scored again from Alex Sampford on a nice break out as he finished a move involving Bordowski and Cowley.

This weekend, the Bison are in South Cup semi-final action with a trip to Swindon on Saturday, with the return on home ice this Sunday (5.30pm).