The two clubs are level at the top on nine points. The only way both might be deprived of honours is if they draw - and Watford Saxons, currently in third place, manage to beat Caledonia Storm in their final game. That would leave all three teams equal on 10 points.
Hucknall dropped a crucial point when they allowed the British Army to stage a dramatic finish in the fourth period. The Army had trailed 7-3 when Sam Joyce scored his fourth and fifth goals for Hucknall. But Hucknall fell apart after that, the Army scoring four times in the last four and half minutes through Chris Bermingham (2), Mike Chadwick and Nick Covington to force a 7-7 draw. Both teams missed a hatful of chances, at least ten shots hitting the frame of the goal at one point.
It's a measure of the closeness of the division that the Army and Hucknall have drawn three of their six matches so far. Watford Saxons also drew - 6-6 with Sheffield Dolphins - while four-goal Jamie Bailey was a key player in Invicta Marlins' 14-10 victory over Caledonia. Matt Hannah scored six in Coventry's 17-5 hammering of bottom club Leeds.
Photo (Trevor Hyde): They shall not pass . . . Army players (L-R) Aril Pandya, Duncan Lowe and Chris Bermingham defend against Hucknall.