Dolphins, beaten for the first time in Division 5, were never behind in the first three quarters and began the last at 4-4. However, the rest of the game was dominated by the Army, who scored through John Whitaker, Duncan Lowe and Nick Covington.
Leeds also guaranteed progress to Championship 4, but had a close game on their hands before beating Bedford 8-7. Matt Bottomley hit the winner for Leeds 1.36 from the end.
Later, Chelmsford registered their first win - 13-10 against the Army - but it wasn't sufficient to haul them out of the two bottom places alongside Bedford. These teams drop out of the League in the second phase of the season and will need to qualify for 2019/20 via the qualifying tournament next Spring involving potential newcomers to BWPL.