HAVING won their opening two matches, reigning Stafford Veterans Bowls League champions Victoria Park B dropped their first point this week.
They were held to a 4-4 draw by a determined Burton Manor side, who were well served by Bruce Lumsden (pictured left) who posted a 21-7 score.
Closing the gap on Park B to a point were Rowley Park and Alstom A, while Universal A missed a chance to draw level on points at the top after being held to a 4-4 draw at Victoria Park A.
Rowley Park, who have a match in hand on the top two, made it back-to-back wins with a 5-3 success over Greenway B, thanks to John Thomas and Derek Challinor (both 21-5).
Greenway A chalked up their first win of the summer, running out 6-2 victors against Hatherton A, as Dave James won 21-2.
In division two the trio of Hatherton B, Alstom B and Phoenix Riverway made it three successive wins, although Hatherton B have the slightly better aggregate.
They entertained Phoenix Universal in their latest fixture and emerged 7-1 winners, with Marian Dowden a 21-9 winner. Alstom B kept up their fine start with a 5-3 victory over their own C team. Best card of the match was from Ken Evans (21-9).
Phoenix Riverway made it three wins as they saw off the challenge of visiting Penkridge A 6-2, helped by Ken Lane’s 21-8 success.
Other results: Div 1, Alstom A 5 Amasal 3; Div 2, Little Stoke 4 Alstom D 4, Penkridge B 7 Stafford B 1, Stafford C 6 County Officers B 2.