Melton Indoor Bowls Club B pipped Belvoir Vale in a seesaw Warren Triples League match on Saturday.
A steady match saw the Hose-based club establish a five-shot lead after nine ends, but Melton clawed their way back to within two shots by the 15th end.
And they maintained the pressure to overhaul Belvoir Vale, sharing the rinks but winning on aggregate by six shots.
In the evening’s other match, Barnstone took control from the off against Market Overton and by halfway led by 10.
Barnstone eased further ahead, winning on three rinks and by 38 shots.
House of Townend Warren Triples League
MELTON IBC B 68
BELVOIR VALE 62
Rink scores: Margaret Cox, Marilyn Vye, Ron Vye lost to Brian Birch, Evelyn Underwood, Richard Warrener 16-17; Kate Toon, David Poate, Rod Heggs beat Clive Underwood, Sue Pymm, John Law 21-12; Chuck Kershaw, Les Woodcock, David Fry lost to Viv Pugh, Tom Warrener 11-19; Jenny Dewick, Paul Dewick, George Stone beat Daphne Birch, Jill Lambert, Lawrie Pugh 20-14.
MARKET OVERTON 48
Rink scores: M. Haughton, C. Bell, B. Bell beat H. McCandless, S. Payling, L. Payling 17-14; M. Slater, M. Boddington, P. Craddock lost to R. Spencer, S. Taylor, R. Smith 4-26; M. Barker, M. Hart, J. Abbott lost to J. Hogg, B. Hogg, J. McCandless 15-17; G. Barker, D. Healey, B. Snow lost to S. Sherriff, K. Drew, N. Drew 12-29.