Nothing is guaranteed, of course. One of Invicta's remaining games is against Penguin, who, it seems, can be guaranteed to produce a nail-biting finale to any match. Having won their first fixture yesterday 13-12, then lost the second 13-14, they indulged in another goal fest against Sheffield, who edged into an 11-10 lead with more than a minute remaining thanks to goals by Elliot Kelly and Tom Grieve.
Penguin then missed a man-up chance. But they claimed both their time-outs in the last 33 seconds - and it was Claudio Bagnoli who notched the late, late equaliser. Bence Kadar scored five for Penguin.
Earlier, Invicta beat Bristol 13-11, building a comfortable lead - including four goals by Nick Jackson - before their opponents countered with seven in the final period. Polytechnic's 14-9 victory over bottom team Exeter featured seven goals by Chris Icely (pictured by Trevor Hyde).