They played the Wrecking Crew in a game that would surely determine a lot of things. Venom went down 4-0 early, and was down 5-2 at the half. They then started trading goals with the Crew, but were still trailing 8-6 with less than 2 minutes left on the clock. Then Darryl Green scored a curve in the two gap to push the tempo a little. John Mulhern then came up with two quick goals to help Venom squeeze past the Crew with a 9-8 come from behind victory, showing everyone in the gym that they really wanted to win.