Basingstoke Bison are the new leaders of the EPL after an impressive four-point weekend.
Ciaran Long (3) and Tomas Karpov (2) led the way in their 7-0 demolition of Telford Tigers and they followed up with a comfortable 4-1 victory at Manchester Phoenix.
Jonas Hoog’s shoot-out strike condemned MK Lightning to a 2-1 defeat to home to Swindon Wildcats, but they bounced back with a 3-1 success at Hull Pirates – Martti Jarventie (2) and Michael Farn got the goals.
Swindon picked up another two points with a 1-0 win at Peterborough Phantoms – Aaron Nell grabbed the only goal of the game after seven minutes.
Guildford Flames crashed 7-4 at home to Peterborough, but they returned to winning ways at Telford as they cruised to a stylish 7-2 victory – Erik Piatak (above) topped their scoring over the weekend with back-to-back hat-tricks.
Sheffield Steeldogs enjoyed double success against Bracknell Bees, winning 7-3 on home ice and 5-2 on the road.
Guildford Flames 4-7 Peterborough Phantoms
Basingstoke Bison 7-0 Telford Tigers
MK Lightning 1-2 Swindon Wildcats (SO)
Sheffield Steeldogs 7-3 Bracknell Bees
Bracknell Bees 2-5 Sheffield Steeldogs
Hull Pirates 1-3 MK Lightning
Peterborough Phantoms 0-1 Swindon Wildcats
Manchester Phoenix 1-4 Basingstoke Bison
Telford Tigers 2-7 Guildford Flames
(Image permission: Alan Bone)