Tomasz Malasinski was the star of the show as Swindon Wildcats defeated reigning EPL champions Basingstoke Bison on Tuesday.
Basingstoke had recorded a 3-2 home victory over Swindon on Boxing Day, but the Wildcats gained their revenge in style the following day as Malasinski’s hat-trick helped them to a 3-1 success.
Doug Clarkson (3) topped the scoring for Telford Tigers as they eased to a 10-1 victory at Manchester Phoenix.
MK Lightning lost 3-2 at home to Peterborough Phantoms, but bounced back to seal a 5-0 win in the reverse fixture.
Ben Campbell scored twice for Guildford Flames in their 4-2 success at Bracknell, and he repeated the feat during a 7-0 victory over the Bees in the return game.
Andrej Themar (2) led the way for Hull Pirates as they secured an 8-4 home victory over Sheffield Steeldogs.
Basingstoke Bison 3-2 Swindon Wildcats
Bracknell Bees 2-4 Guildford Flames
MK Lightning 2-3 Peterborough Phantoms
Guildford Flames 7-0 Bracknell Bees
Hull Pirates 8-4 Sheffield Steeldogs
Manchester Phoenix 1-10 Telford Tigers
Peterborough Phantoms 0-5 MK Lightning
Swindon Wildcats 3-1 Basingstoke Bison
(Image permission: Steve Bird)