VICTORIA Park B have taken over top slot in the Stafford (Asda) Veterans’ bowls league division one.
They ran out 5-3 winners at basement side Hatherton B, with Nev Ward posting a 21-10 card.
The Park took full advantage after Greenway A defeated Universal A in a clash between two of the other title contenders.
In this fixture, Greenway A ran out 6-2 winners, with B Perkin and T Harrison taking their doubles 21-8. Best in reply was Barry Brayne with a 21-14 score.
Fourth place Burton Manor remain in contention after whitewashing County Officers A 8-0, with B Bradley posting a 21-9 card.
There was a tenth league win for Alstom A as they ran out 5- 3 victors at Victoria Park A, helped by T Rees and F James’ 21-9 score.
Stafford A consolidated their mid-table position with a 5-3 score at home to Hatherton A, with B Parsons chalking up a 21-12 win.
In division two, unbeaten Rowley Park are almost home and dry in the chase for the championship.
They made it 18 matches undefeated with an 8-0 whitewash of Stafford C, with P Waring and D Challinor taking their doubles 21-1.
Some eight points down in second spot are Greenway B, who pulled off a 6-2 success at Alstom D, helped by J Pittard’s 21-7 victory.
Three other teams, Penkridge A, Phoenix Riverway and Penkridge B, are still very much in contention for second spot.
In their latest fixtures, Penkridge B defeated Phoenix Riverway 5-3, while Penkridge A won by the same margin at County Officers B. Stafford B triumphed 6-2 when visiting basement side Little Stoke.