Louth Indoor Bowls Club: Top two pull clear of chasing pack

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At Louth Indoor Bowls Club, the top two teams in the Evening Fours League pulled further away from the pack when notching up victories.

Leaders APS eased to a 24-7 win over third-placed Alford, but Fast Shippers nearly ran aground against Questors before getting back on course to win 15-10 and stay three points adrift of APS.

* John Welsh and Barrie Robinson maintained their 100 per cent record in the Three-Bowl Pairs with a 19-11 win over second-placed Terry Cornwall and Simon Reeson.

The win opened a six-point gap over their opponents.

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* Competition is hotting up in Division Two of the Morning Triples League, with four teams separated by just five points.

Tornados have a two-point advantage at the top after a comfortable win over Backwoodsmen.

Second-placed Louth were edged out 12-11 by third-placed Jaywalkers who moved within one point of their opponents, and Otters remain in the hunt after beating Scorpions 16-4.

* In Division One of the Friday Mixed Pairs, Pat Willoughby and Barrie Robinson had a good win against Carol and Keith Kelly.

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Rachael Stanley and Mike Norton remained one point behind after finding their form in the second part of their game against Wendy Blyth and Alan Watson.

They came from 11-1 down to shade their opponents 16-14.

Gill and Pete Fletcher are third after defeating Carol and Colin Smith 20-4.

It was a similar story for Division Two leaders Jean Holdsworth and Andrew McMaster.

They were heading for defeat against second-placed Mally Wade and stand-in partner Heather Masters before grabbing four shots on the final end to win 13-12 and go four points clear.

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Carole Precious and Bob Ledgerwood made it 10 wins from as many games in Division Three with a hard-earned 15-9 victory over Anne Malcolm and Charlie Briggs.

The result took them top on shots difference and with two games in hand.

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