56 seconds from the end of Invicta v Sutton & Cheam, Nick Jackson's backhander grabbed a point for Invicta in a 9-9 draw. Invicta trailed 4-1 early on but they gradually fought back to take the lead for the first time at 8-7 midway through the last period. Stephen Bayles' seventh goal, plus another from Chris Evans, edged Sutton 9-8 ahead before the Jackson strike.
54 seconds from the final whistle, Cheltenham defeated Sheffield 11-10 with a winner from Alejandro Sanchez - his sixth of a thrilling match. The game went from 1-1 to 2-2, to 3-3 . . . and all the way through goal by goal to 10-10. It was that close! Joel Abbott's goals - he finished with six - had kept Sheffield afloat earlier in the game.
57 seconds remained when Sean King's (Photo: Trevor Hyde) goal gave Invicta, in their second game of the day, a 9-8 victory over Lancaster. Key period of the game came when, in space of less than two minutes, Invicta hit back from 5-2 to 5-5 - and would have gone to 6-5 but for a penalty save by Lancaster keeper Marc Robinson. John Pratt scored a couple of superb solo goals for Lancaster late on, but Invicta claimed the points.
Cheltenham and Polytechnic were locked at 10-10 at the start of the final period, then goals by Will Middleton (2) and Joe Berry swept Cheltenham to a 13-10 win.
Earlier in the day, champions Manchester beat Polytechnic 10-8, building a commanding 9-5 lead by the start of the final period. Solihull defeated Sutton 12-6.