Carlton Road began the second half of the Boston Indoor Bowls season with a tough looking game against A40.
However, a 22-9 from L. Feary was just enough to beat the 20-12 reply from D. Wilson-Rogers for a 4-2 win in Division One.
This did, however, lose them ground on the top two, who both recorded comfortable 6-0 results.
Holland Fen beat IBC (K. French 28-16, M. Tomlin 27-12) and Eastenders got the better of Swineshead (A. Reeson 19-8, P. Flatters 28-12).
Jolly Farmers lost their fourth place after a very close game with Invaders, a 17-14 from R. West just beating the 19-17 reply from J. Maury, giving Invaders a 4-2 win.
Back up to fourth are Half Pints after a 3-3 draw with Royal Mail, a 22-9 from T. Nunn was matched by a 26-13 from K. Sharp.
Division Two leaders Norprint did not start the New Year as they would have wanted, suffering a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Punchbowlers.
An 18-18 between T. Hall and T. Bush and a 25-12 from T. Dawson, V. Sachs and J. Skelton did the damage, but they still hold a handy 11-point lead at the top.
Golfers kept up the charge in second with a 6-0 win over Patriarchs, G. Scarboro’s 21-17 and D. Marshall’s 18-17 winning the match.
Patriarchs played a double week and equalled things out with a 6-0 win over promotion-chasing Poachers (R. Woods 17-15, C. Baxter 17-14).
Poachers were not so lucky and tasted defeat in their second fixture, beaten 4-2 by Strollers.
A 27-18 from J. Sellars was not enough to cover the 25-12 reply from D. Butwright.
Parthians keep their place in the top four with a 4-2 win over Boston Park, P. Sharp’s 15-10 bettering R. Patchet’s reply of 14-13.
After a poor start to the season, Feathers are now comfortably in mid table and they recorded an easy 6-0 victory over Amateurs (G. Dawson 20-10, B. Sansam 28-8).
To heap more misery on the bottom teams, Breakaways beat The Crowns 6-0 (J. Stevens 18-12, G. Gallichan 25-21).
The top two in Division Three remain clear after both put in good performances.
The Burtons beat Shipmates 6-0 (C. Newham 24-8, D. Bailey 21-17) and Central beat U3 6-0 (F. Epton 25-15, B. Hunn 15-13).
The form team in the division are Hotspurs who recorded their seventh straight victory with a 6-0 result over High Flyers (C. Price 24-8, D. Fox 23-16).
Fairways had a solid 6-0 win over Vikings (H. Scarboro 21-9, C. Nundy 20-16).
The Autos continue to struggle and lost a very close game with Sibsey 6-0 (C. Russell 17-14, A. Dunnett 14-12).
BBC are having a fairly good season and completed a full set of 6-0 results for the week when beating Traders (B. Mortlock 21-18, D. May 20-17).