After beating Invicta 13-8, they returned to the pool later in the day and edged out Manchester 8-7 in a thriller. The end result was that, apart from Solihull, who are unbeaten and already clear at the top, there will be five teams - Manchester, Cheltenham and Poly, all on seven points, and Sheffield and Lancaster, both on six - contesting four Super 5s places in a finale of high tension tomorrow.
Tomorrow's fixtures include Cheltenham against Lancaster and Sheffield against Polytechnic. One of the traditional big guns of British water polo could easily miss out. It could hardly be more exciting . . . !