The Cheshire Brewers made their first ever appearance in a national championship final at Aberystwyth University against South Wales outfit Cougars.
They were looking to bounce back from the disappointment of their loss in the North Wales League playoff final a month ago.
It was a tight game throughout the first half but the Brewers trailed by 5 at the midway point.
The third period proved crucial as the Cougars cemented their foothold on the game. The Brewers launched a mini-comeback with four minutes to go of the final quarter but it was too little, too late and the Cheshire side were left facing the prospect of a third/fourth place playoff.