Tyldesley had led 8-6 at the start of the last quarter but two goals from Charlotte Hopwood, taking her match tally to six, levelled things; then Lay claimed the winner.
Liverpool's undefeated record didn't last long! In their second game, they went down 6-2 to City of Bristol, Heather Tomlinson scoring a late hat-trick to decide the match. Bristol also won 8-5 against Penguin Emperors, guaranteeing a slot in Championship 1 in the second half of the season alongside the Liver Birds and City of Birmingham. Birmingham secured their place by beating Mid Sussex Marlins 12-8, including goals from Lauren Keight (4), Pia Tonks (3) and Jenny Quirk (3).
Imogen Smith's fourth goal - and another with five seconds remaining from Emily Campbell-Lamerton - earned Otter Lutra a 9-7 victory over English Roses.