Poly may have been disappointed to lose their derby match with Penguin earlier in the day, but it hardly showed. The crunch period in the match was the second period when the Londoners scored five goals without reply through Brian Hoy (2), Chris Icely (2) and Jorge Herrando Garijo, transforming an early 3-2 deficit into a commanding 7-3 lead.
Sheffield recovered their composure and reduced Poly's advantage to 13-11 in the final quarter. But a late man-up goal from Chris Brown was enough to ensure the points for a rejuvenated Poly team.
In the West Country derby, Exeter held a brief 5-4 lead against Bristol (now playing under the City of Bristol banner instead of Bristol Central) but were then outplayed. Hat-tricks by Tamas Csendes, Craig Figes and Ashley Castle clinched a 16-7 Bristol win.
Team Northumbria left it late to snatch victory over Penguin, 14-13. Penguin held a narrow lead for much of the game and began the last quarter 13-11 up. Then man-up conversions by ex-GB captain Neil Bowers and John Pratt brought Northumbria level - and in a cliffhanger finish, Bowers claimed the winner with 1 minute 20 seconds remaining. Pratt scored seven of Northumbria's goals.