The result did a big favour to Cheltenham, who now know they need only a point from tomorrow's final game against Manchester to retain the title.
But what if Manchester beat Cheltenham tomorrow and Lancaster win their last fixture against Invicta? That would leave Cheltenham, Lancaster and Manchester level on 12 points. Positions would then be decided by creating a three-team mini league, which in this case would again leave all teams level on points.
It would then come down to goal difference between the three. This counts out Lancaster, but the situation here is so close that Manchester would need to beat Cheltenham by two goals to steal the trophy!
Lancaster made a storming start against Manchester, racing into a 6-2 lead. The balance then changed after Lancaster's Tom Curwen, who had already scored two great goals, and rival Rob Rae were both excluded for the rest of the game for misconduct. Manchester edged up to 8-5 by the end of the third and looked favourites to grab the points after levelling at 8-8 in the last. But Lancaster rallied again, late goals by Stefano Cossuti and Graham Harrington settling a terrific battle.