Sporting Digest: Ice Hockey

The referee Andy Carson was at the centre of controversy at Basingstoke after awarding Bison a sudden-death winner in their 2-1 defeat of Newcastle Cobras in the Express Cup. Cobras claimed Blair Scott earned Basingstoke the extra point by kicking in the goal with just 28 seconds to go in overtime.

Great Britain suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat by Austria last night in their first game of the World Junior Championships in Estonia. Sloppy defending left them three down at the end of the first period. By the time Gary Clarke scored Britain's goal they were 5-1 behind but Austria finished the scoring a minute later.