Peterborough Phantoms 3-5 Basingstoke Bison
The Peterborough DALROD Phantoms fell to defeat on Sunday night at the hands of the Basingstoke Bison. The Phantoms outshot their Hampshire opponents by more than double, but it was Ashley Tait’s side who claimed the points.
Petr Stepanek gave the Phantoms the lead at 8:12 with a bullet from the blue line into the top corner.
Bison levelled through Alex Sampford. The Bison #29 took an assist from the lively Sam Talbot to send the sides into the first intermission all square.
George Norcliffe gave the Bison the lead with 26:30 played. Phantoms felt the puck was kicked into the goal, but their protests fell on deaf ears with referees Dave Good and Tom Stephenson.
The Phantoms levelled just 50 seconds later, when Ales Padelek played the puck out in front to James Ferrara, and the Phantoms captain finished with ease.
Bison took the lead again through Bayley Harewood. Stepanek didn’t take the opportunity to shoot at one end, before Harewood was set in on goal, and the young Welshman finished calmly past Jordan Marr.
Ferrara levelled the scores once again with his second of the night. This time, he took a Glenn Billing assist to give the Phantoms a chance at the two points.
But Adam Jones put the Bison back in front with a shot from the blue line which squirmed past Marr and into the back of the net.
Tait put the result beyond doubt with a short-handed empty net goal, with 1:07 to play in the game.
8:12 (PP 1-0 BB): #40 Petr Stepanek / #77 Martins Susters / #23 Brad Bowering (EHG)
27:20 (PP 2-2 BB): #17 James Ferrara / #93 Ales Padelek / #72 Glenn Billing (EHG)
45:50 (PP 3-3 BB): #17 James Ferrara / #72 Glenn Billing (EHG)
15:20 (PP 1-1 BB): #29 Alex Sampford / #98 Sam Talbot (EHG)
26:30 (PP 1-2 BB): #16 George Norcliffe / #98 Sam Talbot / #6 Ollie Stone (EHG)
38:06 (PP 2-3 BB): #17 Bayley Harewood / #33 Marek Malinsky / #77 Jay King (EHG)
55:58 (PP 3-4 BB): #2 Adam Jones / #4 Adam Harding / #33 Marek Malinsky (PPG)
58:53 (PP 3-5 BB): #21 Ashley Tait (unassisted) (SHG)
Phantoms man of the match: #17 James Ferrara
Bison man of the match: #98 Sam Talbot