The teams will meet for the first time during the Lancaster weekend, 9/10 January.
Lancaster were 4-3 down to Bristol after two periods but Bristol then lost three players in rapid succession for misconduct offences and eventually went down 14-9. Tom Curwen (5), Glen Robinson (3) and Scott Sharpe (3) were the chief Lancaster marksmen.
Sheffield were the only team to survive the first weekend of Championship 1 action without dropping a point. The picture above (by Jonathan Gray) shows Sheffield's top scorer Joel Abbott (white cap) battling with Dan Laxton, of Welsh Wanderers. Caledonia's 9-8 win over Solihull included four goals by Ed Grundy.