After losing 10-7 to Solihull in their first match, Cheltenham went down 11-6 to Sheffield, Arshia Keyghabadi, leading scorer for their Dolphins side in the past, making the step-up to senior level look straightforward with four goals.
City of Manchester raced into an 8-2 lead against Lancaster and eventually won 14-8.
A second game of the day also proved difficult for Otter in the women’s Super 5s as they lost 12-7 to Coventry.
In women’s Championship 1, there were four goals each for Amelie Cornell and Charlotte Hopwood in Liverpool Liver Birds’ 13-9 defeat of Mid Sussex Marlins. City of Bristol recovered from 7-1 down to 7-4 against Caledonia before Niamh Moloney’s fourth goal ensured an 8-4 victory for the Scots.
Photo (Trevor Hyde): Reach for it . . . Solihull's Matt Madden (blue cap) battles with Max Gerasimov, of Cheltenham.