A First Division side, Romford Raiders, recorded their first win in the six qualifying games - against Durham on their own rink. It was Wasps' first home defeat in 55 games, the last time being on 16 February 1990, when they were beaten 7-5 by Nottingham Panthers.
Raiders led 6-2 after 40 minutes and despite a Wasps rally to within one goal at 6-7, Gord Jeffrey scored an empty-net goal with a minute left to seal the 8-6 victory.
Basingstoke Beavers, from the First Division, who had already qualified the previous weekend were the only side with a 100 per cent record, completing their programme by beating Bracknell Bees 9-3. Like Raiders, they beat a Premier Division side, Cardiff Devils, winning 8-1.
Peterborough Pirates also unexpectedly won away from home. Trailing 5-2 half-way through the match against Humberside Seahawks, they capitalised on Neil Morgan's sharpness around the goal. Morgan scored five close-in goals to help his team advance with a 7-6 win.Reuse content