Midway through the third quarter, Birmingham were seemingly coasting with an 11-6 lead. Carlisle cut the gap to 12-9 by the start of the final period - and then proceeded to score five goals without reply through Andrew Robinson (3), Colin Burgess and Matt Grieve.
Manchester Hawks defeated Hucknall 17-8, including seven goals by Jack Wilczynski and three apiece from Sam Hanrahan and Lewis Daly. Solihull beat Worthing 10-7. Worthing are already guaranteed a top three place, but the other spot will depend on the outcome of the Solihull/Penguin match today (14 December).