If this was expected to be a comfortable opening victory for the home team, it did not shape up that way in the early stages, with the first quarter very even, East Grinstead probably had the best chances to take the lead but the Belorussian side deserved to see out the quarter on level terms. It was in the second quarter where almost all of the meaningful action took place, as East Grinstead blew their opponents away with four goals in eleven minutes. Andy Piper opened the scoring on 23 minutes, before Mark Pearn doubled their advantage on 27 minutes. Glenn Kirkham added a third on 32 minutes, and two minutes later, Piper scored his second of the game to give East Grinstead a four goal cushion.
It was game over really, and they added a fifth on 45 minutes through Adam Jordan. Sadly the game really petered out after that, with little attacking intent from either side, as Stroitel Brest seemed to want to concentrate on damage limitation, and East Grinstead were happy with what they had, and the last quarter was a total non event, as East Grinstead probably knew they had done enough to qualify for the next round.