Warrington 8 Birkenhead 8

Birkenhead came to Great Sankey with 9 experienced players and took an early lead in the first quarter (1-3). The second quarter saw a fight back by Warrington who pulled the score back to 5-4, with goals from Tom Hadley, Geoff Dover, Ian Musgrove and Bryn Edwards. The third quarter saw Birkenhead come back into the game winning the quarter 2-3. With the score 7-7 going into the last quarter the game was finely balanced. Birkenhead scored first in the final quarter but Bryn Edwards rescued a point near the end of the game with a timely equaliser. Victories over Birkenhead a former top Division 1 National League team are rare over the past 50 years so a draw is considered a good result for Warrington.