THE Basingstoke Bison suffered the heartbreak of losing in overtime to the visiting Sheffield Steeldogs on Saturday night.

This after they out-shot the visitors 48-28 but could only find a way past man of the match Curtis Warburton once all evening.

The Herd still minus George Norcliffe and Richard Bordowski found themselves a goal down at 6:49.

This was when Bison’s Marek Malinsky was given a tripping penalty and on the powerplay, Sheffield import Jan Danecek netted.

The Herd replied within a minute, as Paul Petts and Jay King set up man of the match Ryan Sutton to net.

The first major talking point of the second period, was when Jordan Griffin received a 5+game for a check to the head at the same time Ryan Sutton picked up a two-minute slashing penalty.

This saw the teams play two minutes of four-on-four and then the Bison had a three-minute powerplay.

However, despite putting a lot of pressure on Sheffield’s net they were unable to score.

The final period proved to be the most even so far, but neither side could find a way past Warburton or Bison’s Alex Mettam, so the game went in to overtime.

After 73 seconds of the extra session Herd’s Ashley Tait was called for tripping.

The visitors as expected made the most of the man advantage with Alex Graham scoring the winner at 62:19.

This left the Herd with a point from the game and means they remain fourth in the table. This evening they travel to Romford to take on the Raiders.