THE Basingstoke Bison suffered their second consecutive one-goal defeat on the road as they lost 3-2.

The Herd welcomed back British forward Paul Petts, but were still minus import Richard Bordowski as well as Brit forward Oscar Evans.

The Tigers were also minus one of their import forward Jason Silverthorn and gave a home debut to Brandon Whistle son of former Basingstoke import Dave Whistle.

The Bison so nearly took the lead in the opening minute as Michael Klejna went close and then in the ninth minute Hallam Wilson took a 2+10 for checking to the head which gave Telford their first powerplay of night.

Andrew McKinney came closest to scoring as he effort hit the post.

Four minutes later Basingstoke's George Norcliffe picked up a 2+10 penalty for checking from behind, to further limit the Herd's offence options.

This time the Tigers made the most of the powerplay as Ricky Plant deflected in Jonathan Weaver's blue line shot past Bison man of the match Alex Mettam.

The Herd levelled the game up with the only goal of the second period scored by Josh Kelly after a nice pass from Klejna.

Telford took just 71 seconds of the final period to take the lead as Dominik Florian did the spade work for Scott McKenzie to score.

The Bison equalised at 55:06 as Bayley Harewood scored assisted by Ollie Stone and Adam Harding.

Just when it looked like the game would be going to overtime the Tigers scored the winner with 30 seconds left from Ross Kennedy.

Next up for the Bison is a home game against the Hull Pirates on Saturday (6.30pm).