Basingstoke Bison condemned Telford Tigers to their first home defeat of the season with a stylish 4-1 victory on Sunday.
The EPL leaders went into the contest on the back of a 3-0 win Bracknell Bees the previous day, but they couldn’t follow up against the reigning champions.
The result completed an excellent weekend for Basingstoke who also triumphed 5-3 on home ice against Sheffield Steeldogs – Vanya Antonov (2) led their scoring.
MK Lightning are now seven points behind Telford with two games in hand after a 4-2 victory at home to Hull Pirates.
Peterborough Phantoms recorded a four point weekend on the road, winning 2-0 at Swindon Wildcats and 7-0 at Manchester Phoenix.
Andy McKinney, Ben Campbell and Jens Eriksson all hit hat-tricks in Guildford Flames’ 11-5 home success over Manchester.
Swindon won 4-2 at Sheffield, while Bracknell romped to a 7-2 victory at Hull.
Basingstoke Bison 5-3 Sheffield Steeldogs
Bracknell Bees 0-3 Telford Tigers
Guildford Flames 11-5 Manchester Phoenix
MK Lightning 4-2 Hull Pirates
Swindon Wildcats 0-2 Peterborough Phantoms
Hull Pirates 2-7 Bracknell Bees
Manchester Phoenix 0-7 Peterborough Phantoms
Sheffield Steeldogs 2-4 Swindon Wildcats
Telford Tigers 1-4 Basingstoke Bison
(Image permission: Steve Brodie)