Everything rested on their clash with Caledonia Storm. Cambridge knew that a point would be sufficient to ensure they avoided the bottom two places (and the need to reclaim League status in 2022/23 via the qualification tournament). For the Scots, only a win would ensure they avoided the drop.
All went well at the start for Cambridge - they led 3-1 after the first period and 6-3 in the third. That signalled a tremendous Caledonia revival and, by the end of that quarter, they had pulled up to 7-7 with goals by Lewis Hunter, Jack Robertson, Adam Heywood and Gregor Rodger.
Robertson (2) and David Stewart then took Storm into a 10-8 lead, cut to 10-9 when Simon Lecomber netted from a man-up 1.02 from the end. Cambridge attacked once again. Just as the final whistle was about to blow, Bruno Magalhaes lined up a potential equaliser – only to see his shot slam against a post.
Caledonia join undefeated Watford Saxons, Sedgefield, Invicta Marlins and Coventry in Championship 4 in phase two of the season. Cambridge and Chester drop out.