Priory have strengthened their grip on second spot in the Portsmouth & District League division one, writes Dave Wildman.
Third-placed Lee-on-the-Solent were involved in a National Top Club Championship clash against leaders Southsea Waverley.
And Priory took the chance to pull clear of the former with a two-shot win at Bedhampton.
Rowner’s poor home form continued as they fell to a six-shot defeat at the hands of Alexandra Park.
They only lost on one rink but that was a costly 20-shot defeat by Mick Leeson’s quartet.
Waterlooville eased their relegation worries with a 19-shot win over Leigh Park.
The result moved them above the Havant team.
In division two, leaders Cowplain left Purbrook Heath with a 32-shot victory.
Purbrook’s only points were gained by a superb final bowl by skip John Cree for a crucial two.
Milton Park kept the pressure on Cowplain with a 59-shot home win over Star & Crescent.
The margin of victory was down to the 33-shot win on Gary Snook’s rink.
Portsmouth Water rose into third spot with a 68-shot demolition of Hayling Island.
Water had big wins on the rinks of Brent Riste and Alan Sprake.
They are now nine points behind Milton Park with a game in hand.
Gosport fell to a 12-shot defeat at Naismith.
Denmead are level on points with Gosport in fourth place after their tight two-shot win at Crofton.
With both clubs tasting success on two rinks, it was the 11-shot win by Tony Sewell’s quartet that tipped the match in Denmead’s favour.
The defeat leaves Crofton seven points above Purbrook, just outside the drop zone.