147 Legends remain top of division one by a point despite suffering a rare defeat at home.
Visitors Stubbington Hawks got off to a flying start with young potter Jordan Winbourne making a 55 break in his win over Legends captain Mick Jurd.
Trevor Sanders also hit a brace against Simon Chapman.
Colin Norton helped steady the ship for the Legends.
He knocked in a 36 and also a 38 in his win over Steve Street, who also notched a 31.
But the Hawks saw off the fightback, managing a decent 7-5 win.
The victory puts them joint second.
It also signals their intent on wrestling the title away from 147.
Another team staking their claim is Carry on Mayfair, who have enjoyed a great start to the season.
Two frames by Terry Lloyd and five draws saw them grab a 7-5 away success at Hill Park B.
Stoke Snooker Club’s metrose.com racked up the biggest win of the week.
They demolished 2009 champions Stoke B 9-3 with an accomplished display.
Budding star Adam Bobat was in superb form.
He rattled off two frames, which included an impressive 60 break.
Steve Spillett also flew in the pots at speed, beating Dave Coombs 2-0.
Lee Hadley made a 39 as his Hill Park C side picked up a 7-5 win away to Stubbington Hawks.
Newly-promoted HMS Collingwood are finding it tough again back in the top flight and are still to record their first win.
This time they went down 8-4 to Mayfair Masters, who had Sam Aitken and Chris Robinson to thank as they recorded wins.
In division two, LWMC Nomads are on course to go straight back up to the top flight.
Their latest victory sent them four points clear as they smashed Hill Park A 10-2 at home.
Meanwhile, Brian Dobson made a well-crafted 39 but his efforts proved in vain for Stoke Sharks as they endured an 8-4 defeat at the hands of Mayfair Wonders.