Eastenders hold the aces in the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One title race.
They narrowed Carlton Road’s lead from three points to one, and also have a game in hand.
The Road dropped two points against Third-placed Holland Fen as Chris Gill won 18-11 but Les Feary, level with one end remaining, dropped a count of three to lose 16-19 against Jim Gott.
Eastenders picked up all six from their game with Strollers.
Jolly Farmers, in fourth, dropped two points to third-from-bottom IBC.
The Farmers trio of David Allen, Joe Moore and Tom Richardson won 33-7 but Steve Shaw, Jeff Powell and Richard White responded with a 15-17 win.
Invaders proved too strong for Punchbowlers as skip Scott Whyers triumphed against the Bowlers’ top trio 24-10 and Ian Tebbs tied 14-14 against Steve Skelton.
Royal Mail took the extra points from Norprint as Ted Bloodworth, Dick Vinter and Dave Toynton’s 11-22 win was bettered by Neil Harrison, Alan Hill and Roy Vinter’s 31-14 .
In the T&B Containers Division Two, leaders Red 5 and second-place Feathers both picked up maximum points.
Red 5 maintained their one-point lead as skips Dave Fox and Bob Lody won 27-10 and 16-13 to defeat Burtons.
Feathers beat Poachers with wins of 21-15 and 16-12 for skips Geoff Dawson and Brian Sansam.
Boston Park fell on both rinks againt the Golfers, Norman Ablard winning 23-20 and Derek Marshall succeeding 23-15.
Patriarchs’ Colin Baxter won 17-24 and Breakaways’ Carol Dowse, Jan Currie and Derek Butwright triumphed 27-12 for the extra points.
Autos won on both rinks against Parthians, skips Bernard Skelton and Jeff Homewood with wins of 13-8 and 23-6.
Cammacks Division Three leaders Cosmos saw their 10-point advantage over Vikings reduced to four.
Nomads’ Di Cuppleditch, Kate Maddison and Mel Maddison won 12-11 and Yvonne Heppenstall, Colin Heppenstall and Keith Wilson won 18-15 to ruin the leaders’ day.
Vikings secured maximum points against the Fairways as Doug Staples won 21-14 and Keith Stones won 23-9.
Basement side Traders produced a great win against the Rileys as Norman Stanley won 19-14 to better Pete Sharman’s 12-14.
U3 and Shipmates shared the rink points, but Shipmates won the aggregate thanks to Betty Taylor, Ray Robinson and William Parker (22-8).
Carol Burge, Christine Keeling and Richard Keeling replied 12 -15.
Highflyers and Dynamics also shared the rink pointsm.
Flyers’ Ivor Roberts, David May and Barrie Trigg won 22-20 for two points but Dynamics’ trio of Bill Beal, Barry Beagles and John Davis made sure of the additional points with an emphatic 23-7 success.