Carlton Road saw their lead cut to four points in the Boston Indoor Bowls League’s Orchard Health Group Division One.
Invaders’ Nathan Dunnington, Chantal Spencer and Scott Whyers won 16-22 for two points, leaving the Road to rely on Ian Clark, Sue Simpson-Shaw and Les Feary to win the aggregate points (22-13).
Second-placed Eastenders beat Royal Mail in both rinks for six points, scores of 18-16 and 24-17 recorded by skips Paul Flatters and Andrew Reeson.
Holland Fen had no problems winning their points as skips Mick Tomlin and Ron Flower triumphed 29-8 and 38-11 against Patriarchs.
Norprint picked up their fifth win of the season when they won all six points from Swineshead, skips Dick Vinter and Dave Toynton successful 24-11 and 18-15.
The Punchbowlers versus IBC game saw the former secure the lion’s share of the points.
IBC’s Richard White won 20-12 but the Bowlers set of Iris Reeson, Bunny Reeson and Andrew Limb won comfortable 37-7.
Jolly Farmers could not keep pace with A40 and fell on both rinks, Sheila King and Jean Cammack securing all six points wins of 21-12 and 21-13.
In the T&B Containers Division Two, the top three all dropped two points this week.
Leaders Strollers saw Bernard Woods go down 17-15 to Central’s Malc Nichols.
Alan Everitt picked up the extra points with a win of 22-10.
Boston Park faced the Crowns, with Crowns captain Peter Copeland winning 17-20.
Replying for the Park, Geoff Harris won 30-12.
Feathers, in third, are now out of the chase for promotion as they slipped up against the Golfers.
Brian Samsam won 24-7 but, replying for the Golfers, Graham Scarboro squeezed home 16-17.
Red 5 had no answer to Poachers as they lost all the points to skips Eric Ulyatt and Mick Dodes, 19-16 and 24-12.
Amateurs beat Breakaways as Mick Greet won of 21-10 and Grace Bristow, Brian Martin and Tony Nixon won 20-12.
The closest game in the division saw Burtons and Parthians’ match settled by one point.
For Parthians, Diane Bedford, Bill Exton and Pete Bedford won 12-20, replying for the Burtons, Jean Young, June Murgatroyd and Chris Hill won 20-11.
In the Cammacks Division Three, the Autos pushed themselves back to the top of the league when they picked up six points and their rivals dropped a further six.
Matched against Fairways, who were a player down, Autos skips Jeff Homewood and Bernard Skelton won 22-10 and 39-4.
Cosmos, in second, fell to third-from-bottom Traders.
Traders skips Norman Stanley and Gordon Neal earned wins of 18-10 and 23-9.
Nomads picked up a third win when matched against Shipmates.
Jill Otten, Alan Underwood and Ken Burr won 19-16 and Kate Maddison, Colin Heppenstall and Mel Maddison won 23-18.
The Dynamics’ game against Vikings saw the latter just having the edge to win the aggregate points.
For Dynamics, Alan West won 10-28, but this scoring was surpassed by Keith Stone, who triumphed 31-9.
U3 did really well to win two points from ther game with Highflyers.
Terry Marshall, Carol Burge and Neil Owen won 15-16.
Replying for the Flyers, skip Barrie Trigg secured four points with a win of 20-14.