EPL round-up: Lightning edge closer to the Tigers

MK Lightning closed the gap on EPL leaders Telford Tigers to four points after recording two excellent wins.

Frantisek Bakrlik (above) scored twice in their 5-3 home win against Guildford Flames and he added another four as Lightning roared to a 12-3 victory at Manchester Phoenix.

Milan Kolena and Jason Silverthorn both hit hat-tricks in Telford’s 11-2 home victory over Bracknell Bees, but the Tigers failed to follow up at Peterborough as the Phantoms claimed a 4-1 success.

Hull Pirates enjoyed a four-point weekend, winning 6-3 on home ice against Peterborough and 4-2 at Guildford.

Tomas Karpov (2) topped the scoring for Basingstoke in their 5-2 home against Manchester, while Ciaran Long (3) led the way as Bison triumphed 11-6 at Sheffield Steeldogs.

Tomasz Malasinski and Max Birbraer both scored twice in Swindon’s 7-3 victory at home to Sheffield and Malasinski capped an impressive personal weekend with the Wildcats’ deciding goal in their 2-1 overtime success at Bracknell.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Basingstoke Bison 5-2 Manchester Phoenix
Hull Pirates 6-3 Peterborough Phantoms
MK Lightning 5-3 Guildford Flames
Swindon Wildcats 7-3 Sheffield Steeldogs
Telford Tigers 11-2 Bracknell Bees

Sunday

Bracknell Bees 1-2 Swindon Wildcats (OT)
Guildford Flames 2-4 Hull Pirates
Manchester Phoenix 3-12 MK Lightning
Peterborough Phantoms 4-1 Telford Tigers
Sheffield Steeldogs 6-11 Basingstoke Bison

(Image permission: Tony Sargent)

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