Slazenger Thirds failed to take advantage of superior posession and went down 3-2 at Kings Cross.
The visitors went a goal down after a poor start and although Ian Wiper levelled matters, Slazenger found themselves 3-1 down at half-time.
The visiting side dominate after the break, despite losing Lawrence Thornton to injury and halved the deficit when Eddie Richardson finished off a lovely move involving Andy Pickles and Martin Lofthouse.
They couldnt find a third goal though and went down 3-2. Robin Whawell was outstanding for Slazenger.