TOM PULLIN’s Royals have proven they’re up for the battle in division one of the Victory Triples.
The league leaders extended their advantage at the top of the table to five points thanks to their seven-shot victory against Copouts (Roland Bloy).
And the mood around the Royals camp was improved further with news that closest-rivals Layabouts (John Biggs) lost by one shot against Yankers (Jonathan Leggett).
With their division two title in safe keeping, Kackanders (Graham Guy) dropped their guard.
And they finished their programme as three-shot losers to lowly The Mixers (Robin Philbrick).
Ice Creams (Mike Goldring) made sure of the runners-up spot as they started with 10 shots in the first three ends, winning by six against Portchester Vets (Mark Howe).
Jack High (Alex Marchant) finished in a respectable fifth after completing their programme with a two-shot win against Allsorts (Ray Markwell).
Gamblers (Tony Barnes) saw an eight-shot lead disappear as resilient Moneyfields (Trevor Moore) stormed back to win five of the final seven ends to win by one shot,.
Long Jacks (Dave Meyer) won by 10 against Split Ends (Russell Gadd).
Post Office (Trevor Moore) made it nine wins on the trot.
They look to have made sure of the Tuesday evening league with a five-shot victory against College Park (Terry Smith).
Providing they do not lose their final game by 50 shots or more they will lift the crown.
Closest-rivals Claret ‘N’ Blue (Roland Bloy) finished their programme with a nine-shot victory against Captains Lot (Leslie Summersgill). They will now hope that Strollers can win their last game by 50 or more shots.
John Hyslop’s side showed they were in winning form with a crushing 10-shot victory against Fiesta (Gerry Dobson).
The best win of the week belonged to Next (Iain Mackenzie) who were 28-shot winners against City.
Poachers (Terry Wright) moved to the top of the Wednesday league with a seven-shot victory against Gilberts (Eric Purchase).
Previous leaders Gravediggers (John Scott) conceded a double on the final end and lost by one shot to Griffs (John Rawlings).
Newcomers (Alvin Millard) won the basement battle against Tangier (Ernie Stow) by six shots, and Combine (Len Chubb) kept out of the bottom two with a one-shot success against Trevors Pals (Roy Needham).
Toromos (Arthur Newland) celebrated retaining the Friday league trophy with a four-shot win against Waverley (Frank Middleton).
In the Tuesday day triples league, Black Top Boys (Graham Guy) retained the lead with a runaway 24-shot victory against Ever Ready (Brian Watkins).
Still in second place are the Pirates (Dale Evans) who beat Old Bill (Ernie Stow) by 15 shots.
Draymen (Ted Coward) saw their hopes diminished as they lost by seven shots to Jokers (Peter McWilliam).