Hard-working Slough Jets trampled twice by marauding Basingstoke Bison

Hardworking Jets trampled twice by maurauding Basingstoke Bison

Graeme Copas

Hard-working Slough Jets trampled twice by marauding Basingstoke Bison

Slough Jets 2,

Basingstoke Bison 4

The Jets followed up Saturday’s defeat to Bison with another against the same foe, but this time at The Hangar on Sunday.

As with the previous night Basingstoke enjoyed the advantage in the shot count but Slough’s two netminders denied the combined 17 shots they faced while Dean Skinns turned away his nine shots for a scoreless first 20 minutes.

Just before the halfway mark Bison took the lead with Tomas Karpo scoring at 29.56. Aaron Connolly quickly doubled that lead at 32.49 but with 29 seconds left in the period Kamil Tvrdek scored Slough’s first to put them right back in the game.

Doug Sheppard netted Basingstoke’s third just 14 seconds later to return the momentum to the team heading into the final period.

Slough’s second goal came from man of the match Tvrdek, beating Skinns for the second time at 49.32.

With Andrej Vasiljevic leaving the net at 53.50 when Ales Padelek left the game with a five-plus game penalty for high sticks, Joe Myers came on to complete the game.

With 2.01 left man of the match Connolly scored on the high sticks major penalty to make it 2-4 and conclude the scoring.

Slough: Tvrdek 2+0; Lack 0+2; Line, Padelek 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (46.24) 39/3 & Myers (13.36) 12/1

Basingstoke: Connolly 2+1; Rand 0+3; Sheppard 1+1; Karpov 1+0; Baird, Vantroba 0+1. Net: Skinns (60.00) 27/2

Period scores: 0-0/1-3/1-1

Shots On Goal: 51-27

Penalty Minutes: 37-10

Referees: T Pickett & S Hogarth.

Linesmen: A Cook & A Korsaks

Attendance: 465


Basingstoke Bison 6,

Slough Jets 2,

Jets were comfortably overcome in their penultimate league match against rivals bison on Saturday.

Bison set about trying to break down Andrej Vasiljevic in the Slough net, but he stood tall denying every attempt until 11.26 when a man-advantage goal scored by Andy Melachrino gave the home team the lead.

Dean Skinns faced just four shots, but of the 21 Vasiljevic faced there was just the one goal.

Just 92 seconds into the second period Alan Lack made it 1-1, finishing from Jamie Line and Kamil Tvrdek.

With the teams locked in a tied game it took a penalty shot awarded at 31.51 to split them when Ciaran Long calmly netted against his former team for 2-1.

After 40 minutes, despite a 35-shot difference, only a pen- alty shot separated the sides.

At 41.16 Joe Rand added to the score for 3-1 and Nick Chinn made it 4-1 at 46.16.

Lack’s second at 48.53 kept the game alive and with just over a minute left Craig Moran called the time-out.

Vasiljevic stayed on the bench as the visitors fielded six outskaters, but Bison broke free and Tomas Karpov found the empty net with his shot for 5-2.

The home team then got a further boost when Stuart Mogg scored on the buzzer.

Basingstoke: Vantroba, Greener 0+2; Melachrino, Chinn, Karpov, Rand, Long, Mogg 1+0; Wales, Sullivan, Ingoldsby, Wynn,Connolly. Net: Skinns (60.00) 18/2

Slough: Lack 2+0; Line, Towalski, Kieras, Avery 0+1. Net: Vasiljevic (57.56) 64/5 & Myers (1.28) 1/0 & Empty Net (0.36) 1/1

Period scores: 1-0/1-1/4-1

Shots On Goal: 18-66

Penalty Minutes: 6-12

Referees: D Cloutman & M Thompson.

Linesmen: A Korsaks & A Cook.

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