THE Basingstoke Buffalo matched the Basingstoke Bison as they reeled off an 8-2 victory over the visiting Cardiff Fire on Sunday night, the Herd having beaten the Bracknell Bees by the same scoreline the night before.

The Buffalo took under two minutes to take the lead as Travis Penny netted from Sam Compton and Cam Buckle, who both picked up three assists on the night.

The visitors took 24 seconds of the second session to level the game as Ellis Price scored.

The Buffalo hit back to level as Penny netted his second of the night from Sam Brooks, the first of four assists in a five point in the game and Buckle.

Then 10 seconds later at 21:40, Buckle netted a third goal for the home side by Penny and Brooks.

Warren Jones then made it 4-1 as he converted a pass from Compton.

Cardiff pulled a goal back from Iwan Davies, but 25 seconds later, the home side made it 6-2 as Jones netted his second of the game this time from Brooks and Greg Martyn.

It was left to Jason Newman to complete the second period scoring as he finished a move involving Compton and Matt Byrom.

The last period, saw just one goal from the home side as Brooks completed the 8-2 victory, which matched the Bison win on Saturday night.

The previous night in Swindon, the Buffalo led 4-3 at 43:24, before conceding seven unanswered goals, five of them in the last 10 minutes, as they lost 10-4 to the Wildcats at the Link Centre.

Mason Lipsey, son of Swindon Wildcats legend Daryl Lipsey, opened the scoring with his first of four goals on the evening at 10:49.

Within in minute, the visitors levelled as Martyn netted from Jones.

A powerplay strike from Penny assisted by Buckle and Sam Dollin made it 2-1 by the first break.

Swindon scored the first two goals of the second period from Matthew Byron and Lipsey, but Martyn netted from Jones and Neil Leary tied things up at the second interval.

Jones then gave the Buffalo the lead again at 43:24, after this Lipsey, Andre Norris, Lipsey, Jason Warren, Reed Sayers, Haydn Lee and Jackson Price all scored for Swindon.

The Buffalo’s next game is this Sunday (6.15pm) against the league leaders Guildford Phoenix.