EPL round-up: Bison ease into final four

Basingstoke Bison secured their place in the EPL play-off semi-finals after successfully negotiating the final round of group stage fixtures.

Joe Miller scored twice in Bison’s 3-2 home win against MK Lightning, while Tomas Karpov (above) matched the feat in their 7-3 success at Swindon Wildcats.

Telford Tigers progressed to a last four meeting with Basingstoke despite a mixed weekend of results.

The Tigers lost 5-2 at Peterborough Phantoms, before sealing their place at Coventry with an 8-0 win at home to Sheffield – Doug Clarkson (4) topped the scoring against the Steeldogs.

Guildford are also through after picking up a pair of wins. The Flames triumphed 2-1 at Sheffield and followed up with a 5-2 home success against Peterborough.

Lewis Hook’s hat-trick was the highlight of MK Lightning’s home victory over Hull Pirates. Pete Russell’s team will face Guildford in the semi-final.

Hull’s 6-5 overtime loss at home to Swindon saw them end their play-off campaign without a victory during the group stage.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Friday

Sheffield Steeldogs 1-2 Guildford Flames

Saturday

Basingstoke Bison 3-2 MK Lightning
Hull Pirates 5-6 Swindon Wildcats (OT)
Peterborough Phantoms 5-2 Telford Tigers

Sunday

Guildford Flames 5-2 Peterborough Phantoms
MK Lightning 6-2 Hull Pirates
Swindon Wildcats 3-7 Basingstoke Bison
Telford Tigers 8-0 Sheffield Steeldogs

(Image permission: Grant King)

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