FOR the second weekend running the Basingstoke Bison had to settle for just one point from a double header weekend.

Having lost 5-3 on Saturday night in Milton Keynes, the Herd went all out to avenge the defeat last night, but thanks to a goal 30.4 seconds from time and an overtime winner they lost 3-2 to the Lightning.

In a very physical battle from start to finish, there were few clear cut chances in the first 20 minutes as it ended 0-0

However, the Bison did suffer the loss of Josh Kelly to injury after a hit from Harry Ferguson, which saw no penalty called, while team mate Adam Harding also was shaken up after a hit to the head by Leigh Jamieson which did draw a 2+10 penalty.

The second session, saw the Bison take the lead at 22:54, as Sean Norris scored his first ever Bison goal.

The forward in only his second league game for the team, put away the puck at the second attempt, after Bison man of the match Ashley Tait's shot came back off the pads of MK's man of the match Jordan Lawday.

The visitors levelled the contest just before the mid point of the session thanks a blue line shot from Jordan Stokes.

The home side hit back to take the lead again, as Alex Sampford started the move and combined with Richard Bordowski, before Adam Harding scored on the door step.

Soon after, a Liam Morris' rush to the net saw him upended, but the Bison man earned no penalty.

The Herd's leading scorer Michal Klejna was then caught with a high hit by Ferguson, and again no penalty was called, but then the Herd's Sam Smith was penalised for a trip on a drive to the net by Liam Stewart.

The powerplay continued into the final period and a smart kick save from Alex Mettam denied Tomas Kana.

The visitors then came even closer to scoring as Stewart hit the post with a shot and with home side failing to clear the puck James Griffin also found the medal work from the blue line seconds later.

In a game which always looked like it would boil over did some as players piled into the corner with Morris and Griffin pairing up which earned both four minutes for fighting.

With 5:30 left, another high hit on Ollie Stone by MK's Rio Grindell-Parke amazing did not earn a penalty.

As the game entered the final minute Lawday was pulled for the extra stater and the trick worked as Stewart scored with a nice wrist shot from the top of the circle to send the game into overtime.

The Bison had the first chance of the extra session as Jones fired wide after 37 seconds.

MK's Kana was then denied by the pads of Alex Mettam, but the visitors kept the play alive and seconds later James Griffin slotted in the game winner at 61:29.

The Bison are next in action at home to the Swindon Wildcats on Boxing Day in a game which starts at 5.30pm.