08:30AM, Thursday 20 February 2014
Basingstoke Bison 7, Slough Jets 2
The Jets play-off hopes appear to be slipping as they were crushed 7-2 on the road at second-placed Basingstoke Bison on Sunday.
They now trail eighth placed Swindon by six points after losing both games of another fruitless weekend to the Sheffield Steeldogs and the Bison.
Ales Padelek wasn’t able to play against the Bison and his presence was missed. The hosts went ahead through Ciaran Long’s strike on 9.13, and Aaron Connolly doubled their lead on 10.10.
Further goals from Andrew Melachrino, Connolly again and Joe Rand made the score 5-0 to the Bison before the klaxon sounded the end of the first period.
Matt Towalski scored to briefly give the Jets hope on 28.25, but Tomas Karpov netted twice in the 43rd minute, and again on 58.21, to round off a comfortable win, after Eddie Temple scored a consolation with assists from Towalski and Dan Rose on 55.31.
Basingstoke: Karpov 2+0; Connolly 2+0; Chinn, Greener 0+2; Melachrino, Rand, Long 1+0; Selby, Sheppard 0+1. Net: Skinns (60.00) 9/2
Slough: Towalski 1+1; Temple 1+0; Line, Rose, Waller 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (60.00) 57/7
Period scores: 5-0/0-1/2-1
Shots On Goal: 9-57
Slough Jets 3, Sheffield Steeldogs 7
Slough Jets lost 7-3 at home to Sheffield Steeldogs on Saturday.
A crowd of nearly 500 fans turned out to cheer on the Jets, who took the lead through Kamil Tvrdek on 8.09, with Andrius Kamiskas and Andre Payette serving penalties.
Their lead was short-lived as Andrew Hirst levelled the scores on 11.17 and Lubomir Korhon scored the first of his brace to make it 2-1 at the end of the first period.
Sam Waller scored to pull the Jets level again but parity lasted less than two minutes as Hirst struck his second and Korhon doubled up to make it 4-2 on 34.58.
There was brief hope for home fans as Mindy Kieras scored 108 seconds into the final period, but any hopes of a comeback win were expunged when Greg Wood netted on 44.32 and Hirst notched his hat-trick on 52.17, before Craig Elliot finished off the job with a final goal on 53.40.
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