WEEK 26 of the Mid-West Premiership threw up little by the way of surprises at the top of the division.
Leaders Barley Mow increased their lead at the summit to 25 points, despite dropping two frames in their 7-2 defeat of sixth-placed Doverdale Arms.
Masons All Chalked Up, however, had to settle for a 6-3 win over fifth-placed The Pillar of Dreams to fall further behind.
Masons still have a firm grip of second spot after third-placed Never in Salted went down 5-4 to Salt ‘n’ Asbo’s, who are fourth, to trail Masons by 24 points.
Elsewhere, rock-bottom The Star & Garter won seven frames in succession to stun The Dovey (ninth) and pick up only their sixth victory of the campaign.
The Pillar of Salt have leapfrogged Rifle No Mans into 11th place after edging their opponents 5-4, while The Hop Pole remain eighth after a 6-3 defeat of Wessie Wanderers (tenth).