The Lancaster club began in great style, inflicting the second defeat of the season on reigning champions Solihull - 9-6. Solihull led 3-2 early in the third quarter when Matt Madden scored. But the rest of the period proved decisive as Lancaster rattled in four goals - by Stefano Cossutti, Jacob Darlington, Scott Sharpe (Photo: Trevor Hyde) and Tom Curwen - to open up a 6-3 lead.
It was the final quarter that saw Invicta grab the points with a 10-8 victory over Polytechnic. The London side had edged 7-6 ahead by the end of the third. But a hat-trick by Sean King and another goal from Jack Waller settled it.
Later, five-goal Dan Paddon led Manchester to a 11-7 win against Cheltenham. Manchester never looked back after building a 5-1 lead by the mid-point of the second period.