Having secured promotion the Falcons entered the First division. However they were to suffer losses that it would take years to recover from. Henri Booy and Jose Rus both moved away. James Tucker, founder Falcon and stalwart of the outfield could no longer play. Dominic was still present and playing, but was suffering from injury and disillusionment. The Falcons were suddenly struggling to find nine players. This combined with the higher level of play they were facing meant a really tough time for the team.
During the season they only managed 3 victories: two against the other promoted team the Milton Keynes Bucks and one against the City Slick Sidewinders. The heads had dropped and it felt the heart had gone out of the team. For the first time the Falcons were gald to see the close of season. Would they have the resources to resurface for 2001?