ICE HOCKEY LIVE: Swindon Wildcats v Basingstoke Bison
Updated 9:25pm Sunday 10th March 2013 in Sport
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- Swindon Wildcats 5-6 Basingstoke Bison
- Cats suffer double weekend defeat
- Reporting by NED PAYNE
That's it. Tough loss for Swindon.
Two minutes left.
GOAL! Swindon 5 Basingstoke 6, 56.00, PP
Greg Chambers shoots and his effort somehow melts through Skinns' gloves and dribbles over the line.
Just over five minutes left.
Bison powerplay as Betteridge is binned for hooking.
Skinns stands firm under huge pressure.
Lyle denies Ollie Betteridge with a slapshot.
Paul Swindlehurst does just enough to stop Joe Miller having a free whack at goal.
Eight minutes left.
Basingstoke looking slightly more likely to score.
Really could go either way, this.
We've played over six minutes of period three.
Nothing doing and it's still 5-5.
Period three underway. No overtime please.
Here come the players.
Nicky Watt is wandering around. Not icing tonight, obviously.
Four minutes and we will be underway again.
We've had the chuck the puck bonanza. I should enter one day.
That's the end of the second period.
Ryan Aldridge goal will not count.
Cats powerplay. Owen off and takes abuse penalty (2+10).
Not a weekend for defensive purists...
GOAL! Swindon 5 Basingstoke 5, 29.56
Sandvik speeds down the left and plays into the slot for Perkkio, who beats Lyle emphatically.
GOAL! Swindon 4 Basingstoke 5, 26.31
Greg Owen scores unassisted and Basingstoke have not taken long to restore their lead.
GOAL! Swindon 4 Basingstoke 4, 22.15
Doug Sheppard pulls the visitors level.
Period two has begun.
The players are back out.
What price on no more goals in this game? Who's betting?
Decent first period...
GOAL! Swindon 4 Basingstoke 3, 18.07
Well would you believe it? Nell has a hat-trick in 5:32 and Cats lead for the first time.
GOAL! Swindon 3 Basingstoke 3, 17.05, SH
Stevie Whitfield might be in the bin, but Nell breaks free and he bamboozles Stevie Lyle before finishing high.
GOAL! Swindon 2 Basingstoke 3, 13.55
Well I never, Swindon are back in it. Matias Perkkio is picked out by Henri Sandvik and he sends the puck home from a narrow angle.
GOAL! Swindon 1 Basingstoke 3, 12.35, PP
Aaron Nell has so often been Swindon's man to turn to in their hour of need, and he's there again on the powerplay.
Time out Cats.
GOAL! Swindon 0 Basingstoke 3, 12.01
We've played just over 12 minutes and the Bison are three up. Ominous. Very easy finish for Greener. The puck came loose in front of the net and he was free to knock it in.
GOAL! Swindon 0 Basingstoke 2, 6.40
Joe Greener doubles the advantage. This could be another long night.
A Swindon shot comes out off the iron.
GOAL! Swindon 0 Basingstoke 1, 0.11
Nightmare start. Dean Skinns is rounded by Jaroslav Cesky and he taps in.
And we're off.
Players due out any second.
The Zamboni is out.
The players have been warming up but now they have been asked to clear the ice.
From what I can see, it looks like exactly the same line-up as the one that was crushed 10-2 by MK last night. Shane Moore is still out injured as well as long-term absentees Lee Richardson and Jamie Hayes. Jan Melichar could well be the import to miss out.
A rare dose of Sunday night hockey at the Link Centre. Sit back and enjoy.