Durham were actually 6-1 up early on only for Penguin to hit back and grab a 7-6 lead. The game went to 8-8 after three periods, then 9-9, before late goals by de Rosa and Charles Kingsmill clinched the points.
Matches in men's Championship 2 and 3 were split between two venues today - Watford and Gloucester.
At Gloucester, Drazen Videc's four goals helped earn Birmingham a 14-12 win against Manchester Hawks. The young Hawks team bounced back in style later on, edging out Worthing 10-9. Key to this success was Manchester's speedy start - they led 5-0 before Worthing settled, the goals coming from Brett Takemoto (2), Conor Lynch, Tom Simpson and Marcus Crompton. From 10-5 down, Worthing hit back near the end through Vytautas Liubertas, Elliott Hurst and Joe Hazeldine (2) - just too late to deprive the Hawks of a good win.
City of Bristol outplayed Birmingham 22-13. There were also goals aplenty in Championship 3 - Croydon thumped York 22-8, including six goals from Csaba Rekasi, while Cheltenham Spartans' star-studded team, led by nine-goal Rob Parker, swamped Tyldesley 28-13. Hucknall beat Rotherham Metro 12-7 after taking a 6-0 lead; Alex Saunders and Harry Dunkerley both netted four for Bridgefield, 14-10 winners against Southampton.
Photo (Trevor Hyde): Otter's Pier Spagna in action against Penguin.