WATERHEAD SHEPHERDS Boy continue to set the pace at the top of the Saddleworth Charity Pool League, first division.
Try as they may, nearest challengers Denshaw Oddfellows or Uppermill Granby cannot close the gap.
Granby have a chance next Wednesday as they play the Shepherds Boy at the Granby and only a big win will do.
At the bottom it is starting to look difficult for both Woodbrook Spinners and Greenfield Conservative Club to avoid the drop.
In division two Red Lion, Lees, have opened up a small gap on Springhead Top House with Uppermill Commercial still not out of the promotion reckoning.
Commercial have a chance to close the gap next Wednesday when they play the Red Lion at the Commercial, but again only a big win will suffice.