Neither team has dropped a point so far. And today's successes at East Manchester maintained that run - the men defeated Invicta 12-8 while Manchester's girls were far too good for Liverpool Lizards, winning 19-6, including another six-goal haul for the division's leading scorer, Annie Clapperton, and five from Izzy Howe (Photo: Trevor Hyde).
Earlier, Sheffield were held to an 8-8 draw by Lancaster, who recovered from 8-5 down in the last four minutes with goals by Tom Curwen (2) and John Pratt. Invicta beat Solihull 10-8.
Rotherham Metro's success in women's Championship 2 leaves second and third places - and promotion to Division 2 next season - to be decided on the final day tomorrow. Exeter are very much in contention after their 13-5 win over Cheltenham while Penguin Emperors are also in the mix, having won their latest match against English Roses, 10-5.