ST BENEDICTS' 7-0 hammering of Kings Club A in Division Three of the Warrington Snooker League allows them to open a small gap over Woolston B, who lost 4-3 at home to Roosters D.
Surprise team Culcheth Sports A are third after winning again, this time 5-2 at Penketh Cons A.
Richmonds A still lead Division One after winning 5-2 at Culcheth Sports B, maintaining their four-point advantage over Irlam Cons, who beat Alford A 5-2 with Paul Oliver making a 38 break and Paul Mitchell a 36 for the winners.
Paul Dean enjoyed a 44 break and Stuart Garnett a 42 break for GTBL A as they won 5-2 at Alford D, with Steve Osborne's break of 41 for Alford not enough to save them.
GESM B remain unbeaten and are top of Division Two after an excellent 6-1 win at local rivals GTBL B.
Walkers A are level on points at the top having played one game more, but kept up the pressure when winning 4-3 at Alford B.
The real story in this division is the rise of Bridgewater Club, who have gone from bottom without a win to halfway up the table after three wins on the bounce, the latest being a 7-0 whitewash of St Josephs.
Warrington Snooker League results:
Division One: Alford D 2 GTBL A 5, Culcheth Sports B 2 Richmonds A 5, GESM A 5 Irlam Catholic A 2, Irlam Cons 5 Alford A 2, Monks A 2 GESM C 5, Newton Social B 6 Roosters C 1, Penketh Tavern A 3 Newton Social A 4.
Division Two: Alford B 3 Walkers A 4, GTBL B 1 GESM B 6, Monks C 1 Rylands B 6, Richmonds B 5 Deaf Social A 2, St Josephs 0 Bridgewater Club 7 Walkers B 5 Woolston C 2.
Division Three: Deaf Social B 6 Kings Club C 1, Eagle Sports 5 Kings Club B 2, Irlam Catholic B 5 Penketh Tavern B 2, Kings Club A 0 St Benedicts 7, Penketh Cons A 2 Culcheth Sports A 5, Woolston B 3 Roosters D 4.
Fixtures for tonight, Thursday:
Division One: Alford A v Penketh Tavern A, GESM C v Culcheth Sports B, Irlam Catholic A v GTBL A, Monks A v Alford D, Newton Social A v GESM A, Richmonds A v Newton Social B, Roosters C v Irlam Cons.
Division Two: Bridgewater Club v Monks C, Deaf Social A v Alford B, GESM B v Walkers B, GTBL B v Rylands A, Rylands B v Richmonds B, Woolston C v St Josephs, Bye: Walkers A.
Division Three: Culcheth Sports A v St Benedicts, Kings Club B v Woolston B, Kings Club C v Eagle Sports, Penketh Tavern B v Deaf Social B, Roosters D v Penketh Cons A, Byes: Irlam Catholic B, Kings Club A.