SUNDAY: Sheffield Steeldogs aiming for final spot

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A PLACE in the finals is Sheffield Steeldogs to lose after beating Basingstoke Bison 2-1 in their quarter-final of the English Premier League play-offs last night.

Craig Elliott scored the heavily outshot Sheffield’s opener from Andrew Hirst but Bison levelled through Jacob Heron.

Ex Steelers’ defenceman Steve Duncombe scored a cracker to secure first leg advantage.

IcSheffield stages the decider (face-off 5.30pm) tonight, where Andre Payette’s men can secure a trip to Coventry for the finals.

Steeldogs: Duncombe, Elliott 1+0, Wood, Hirst, Calvert, Gomeniuk 0+1. Shots on Goal: Wall 21, Bowns 56. Penalties: Bison 45min, Sheffield 28.