After two losses in the nine-team qualifying league, the Lee-on-the-Solent side defeated Priory Miltonians 54-45 (12-0 on points).
As the score suggests, it was close on all three rinks throughout.
Priory’s Roly Bloy made a slow start, trailing by seven shots after two ends against Pete Gentry. It was 10-10 after eight ends, though, and going into the last end the pair were still tied at 19-19. But a last-gasp three gave Cavaliers victory.
It was a similar story as Priory’s Andy Hibberd faced Graham Hillier - 4-4 after seven ends and 10-10 after 14 ends. Cavaliers, however, then scored on all of the last four ends to win 16-11.
In the third and final rink, Priory’s Steve Smith stormed into a 6-0 lead against Caroline Cuerden after five ends. In a see-saw encounter, Solent levelled at 10-10 after ten ends, Priory hit back to lead by five, before Solent took the last three ends to win 16-15.
Eastleigh Red Devils top the table after thrashing Fareham Green 88-34 to record their fourth successive victory.
Eastleigh’s Derrick Walker romped into a 24-3 lead against Dave Holland, eventually winning 25-10.
Robby Bines produced an even more dominant win against George Church, storming to a huge 46-3 triumph.
Fareham’s Barry Day ensured his side avoided a rink whitewash. Up against Mike Barrett, Day scored four shots on the last end to win 21-17.