WEEKEND REVIEW
HIGHS AND LOWS OF THE HERD

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison played out a split weekend with a road loss followed up by a home win on the Sunday night.

Head Coach Doug Sheppard said of the weekend; “Over the last two weekends we’ve played two great games and two less than satisfactory games. We need to build on the positives and get off the roller coaster and get on a good...
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17th of March 2017

Bison sights on successful end to regular season

The Sherfield School Basingstoke Bison will be looking for the purr-fect end to their league campaign when they face the Swindon Wildcats on Sunday evening (5.30pm).

This is part of a double header weekend for the Herd against the Wildcats, with the first game at the Link Centre on Saturday evening.

The Bison go into the last two games of the regular season, still having the chance to pip the Peterborough Phantoms for third spot in the league.

At present they are one point behind their Cambridgeshire rivals with a game in hand.

Swindon themselves still have something to play as they locked in a battle with Guildford for fifth place, with the teams level on points at the moment.

The Wildcats have yet to win in Basingstoke this season, so the Herd will be keen to complete a clean sweep on home ice, and will be back to full strength with the return of Dan Scott and Joe Baird from injury.

With the duo back on defence, it will mean leading goal scorer Ciaran Long with return to Bison forward line.

The night will also see the championship banner from the 2015/16 unveiled at the Basingstoke Arena, with supporters urged to arrive in their seats early for a special surprise.

Looking ahead to the final two games of the regular season Herd head coach Doug Sheppard said: "Swindon are a very good team and will be a good test for us, before we start the play-offs. We have been playing well and recent weeks and want this to continue."