THREE unanswered goals in the second period on Saturday night saw the Basingstoke Bison go down 4-2 against the Swindon Wildcats.

The Herd welcomed back leading goal scorer Richard Bordowski to their ranks and the first 10 minutes of the contest was an even affair, before the home side netted the opening goal from Aaron Nell at 11:11.

The Bison hit back and levelled things on their second powerplay of the night as Adam Jones scored from the blue line assisted by Adam Harding and Michal Klejna.

Just 62 seconds later, the Herd took the lead after former Swindon man Harding struck, finishing a move involving Klejna and George Norcliffe.

However, the game was to be won with three Swindon goals in the space of nine second period minutes.

The first came from Sam Jones as he converted a pass from Toms Rutkis at 24:33.

The Wildcats then took back the lead, thanks to the league’s leading points scorer Max Birbraer.

Then with Swindon’s Sam Bullas sitting out a delay of game penalty, disaster struck for the Bison, as Edgars Bebris scored with an excellent wrist shot shorthanded at 33:48.

The final period saw both sides looking for goals and as the game went into the final two minutes, Swindon’s Steve Whitfield took a tripping penalty.

The Bison pulled their netminder and piled on the pressure with the six-on-four advantage, but were unable to add to their tally.

The Herd will now look to get quick revenge this evening (5.30pm), when Swindon travel to Basingstoke.