HORNS B retained their slender lead at the head of the Newport and District Pool League with a 5-1 home win over previously unbeaten Kings Head A.
The Gnosall team lead the pack by one point from fellow undefeated NRBL A, with NRBL B a further point down in third spot. The chasing duo have a match in hand on the Horns.
Improving Navigation picked up a well-earned point when holding seventh place neighbours Junction A to a 3-3 draw. Junction B had to settle for the same scoreline at home to Sutherland Tibberton.
Horns A are still searching for their first win of the season after going down 4-2 at Shakespeare A. The visitors took an early lead through Martin Halford, before Shakespeare hit back.
Other results: NRBL A 4 Wheatsheaf 2, Kings Head B 0 NRBL B 6, Royal Naval Club 3 Shakespeare B 3, Barley Mow 5 LSC at the Tavern 1, Railway Tavern 6 Haberdashers Arms 0.