SNOOKER: CONSERVATIVE A and St Theresa's B took advantage of Wings' inactivity with big wins in Division One of the Chester and District League.
Conservative beat Upton RBL A 6-0 at Upton while Theresa's saw off Conservative B 5-1 at Cons - Colin Jones being the only winner for the home side with a black-ball win over Steve Hagen.
This puts Cons and Theresa's level, one point behind Wings who have a game in hand.
United Services B were made to struggle at Snooker Centre. They managed a 3-3 draw and now fall seven points behind the top three.
United Services A could only draw at home to lowly St Werburgh's.
Mike Griffiths easily accounted for Paul Ellis in the opening frame but Gerry Byewater and Alan Platt gave Services a 2-1 lead.
Neal Cardus pulled Werburgh's level with a win over Roy Baker and Kevin Harris put them in front with the help of a brilliant 48 break.
Reg Whatmore levelled for Services to give them a 3-3 draw.
In Division Two, there are only three points separating the second-top team and the second-bottom team.
CCO moved into second spot with a 4-2 over Wings B.
Mark Lloyd, John Cunningham, K Rowlands and Harold Hewson secured the points for CCO while veterans Frank Mills and Alan Lamb scored for Wings.
St Theresa's A and Christleton battled out a hard fought draw.
Mark Cook gave Christleton the lead but Shane Stokes levelled for Theresa's. John Mooney and Mike Craig, who inflicted a rare defeat on Ray Cheers, put the visitors 3-1 up but Micky Thomas and Keith Owens earned Theresa's the draw.
City Transport defeated Liberal Club 4-2.
St Saviours still lead Division Three after their 4-2 win over Conservative D.
Steve Proctor got Saviours off to a good start but John Morris levelled for Cons.
Dave Lyth restored Saviours lead but Cons came back at the leaders again with John McKenna getting the better of P Walsh.
The undefeated Roy Proctor put Saviours ahead again and Peter Tilston clinched the win.
St Werburgh's B had a good win against third-placed Upton B. Thompson, Joinson, Nicholson and Buckley were the scorers.
The derby clash between the two Waverton sides finished in a resounding win for the A team.
The only victory for the B team was Paul Ireland's win over John Ireland.