The Gosport & Fareham Snooker League has reached the halfway stage, with any of the top five teams having a chance to lift the division one title.
Sitting at the top are Metrose.com, who have proved a sensation this season.
A brilliant 7-5 away win over championship challengers Stubbington Hawks saw them go into the new year break five points clear.
Adam Bobat knocked in a 71 and 76 in his two frames, while Jordan Winbourne responded for Hawks with a 56.
Reigning champs 147 Legends may have had an indifferent season so far but, sitting in second place, they are firmly in the hunt for the title.
They rounded off their first half with a gritty 8-4 win over strugglers HMS Collingwood. Dave Hume notched a 38, while Cliff Robbins made a run of 35 for the Legends.
Carry on Mayfair put themselves into joint fourth place with Stoke B thanks to a tight 7-5 win over Roger May’s men.
Pete Grundy hit a 40 break in his win over Tony Brown, while Terry Lloyd was in fine form as he knocked in a 35. Steve Davis also hit a 36, while Stoke’s Dave Joss got on to the high break board with a 30.
Kerry Fox made 39 as his Stubbington C side slumped to a 7-5 loss at Mayfair Masters.
In division two, 147 Debut are bidding to get promotion after another big win.
This time they rolled over Stoke Sharks 9-3, with Tim Barnes hitting a 36, while team-mate Graeme Burns made a classy 47.
LWMC Nomads kept their huge lead at the top after recording a 9-3 win over Bramstokerz.
Second-placed 147 Select notched a victory of the same scoreline against Mayfair Fools.