Royals heap Moore pressure on rivals

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Gosport Forton Bowling CLub team members, back row, left to right:  Eric Meighan, Byron Lewis, Mick Lush,'Graham Sampson and Rob Williams'. Front Row, left to right: Steve Anderson, Brian Croucher (team captain'holding cup) and Malcolm Stimpson.

Another one for the trophy cabinet

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Royals have opened up a six-point cushion at the top of division one in the Victory triples league.

Graham Moore’s trio defeated Copouts (Dave Powe) by seven shots to march on at the summit.

In the only other game played, Layabouts (John Biggs) rattled up a 23-shot win against Yankers (Peter Leggett).

In division two, Kackanders (Graham Guy) held on to their 100-per-cent record when they scored eight in the final three ends to beat Split Ends (Russell Gadd).

Portchester Vets went third – Sean O’Mara’s team going on a scoring spree in a 21-shot victory over Aray (Alan Turvey).

There was a smile on Dave Meyer’s face as his team, Long Jacks, recorded their first success of the season – a four-shot victory against Ray Markwell’s Allsorts.

Moneyfields (Trevor Moore) took six of the final eight ends to win by two against Mixers (Robin Philbrick).

Captains Lot (John Farrar) ruined the 100-per-cent record of Post Office (Trevor Moore), winning by six to remain on top of the Tuesday league.

Claret n Blue (Brian Watkins) included two counts of five and a six as they moved up to third with a 13-shot victory against Leeways (Brian Jones).

Fiesta (Gerry Dobson) made a perfect start – winning the first three ends – before beating Titans (Ron Flint) by eight.

Although resting, Gravediggers held on to their narrow lead in the Wednesday league.

Trevors Pals (Bob Needham) won the final two ends to tie with The Alex (Ken George).

Griffs (John Rawlings) recovered from a five-shot deficit to win by 10 against Assassins (Steve Greenwood).

Tangiers (Dennis Smith) won four of the final five ends to beat Hawkers (Malcolm Taylor) by two.

Combine (George Redding) suffered a seven-shot defeat at the hands of Gilberts (Eric Purchase).

Toromos (Arthur Newland) increased their Friday lead to four points with a 13-shot win over Metros (Ken Morgan).

Biggles had a night off, while Argyles (Terry Barton) scrambled a three on the final end to tie with Wickers (Bob Ross).

Collegians (Roy Lowless) conceded 10 shots in the final five ends to lose by two to Spanners (Bob Chadwick).

New Team (Jonathan Leggett) cruised to a nine-shot win over Jays (Albie Somerset).

Holders Black Top Boys still lead the Tuesday day triples.

But Postman Pats (John Urry) stayed in touch with a runaway 13-shot win against College Park (Alan Perry).

Pirates (Dale Evers) moved into third after turning a two-shot deficit into an 11-shot win over True Blues (Keith Warren).

Jokers (Pete McWilliam) doubled their tally with a five-shot win against Old Bill (Ernie Stowe), and Draymen (Ted Coward) trounced Pembroke Gardens by 18.