ASHTON 'B' took top honours in this week's Oldham and District Golf League with a stunning 8-0 away win at Stamford.
Danny Andrew's side have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the 'B' East with Denton their nearest challengers.
Steve Bracken's charges were another team to win away, this time 6-2 at Werneth, while North stayed in touch with a 6-2 home win over Brookdale.
It's much tighter across in the B West though Blackley hold a game in hand after a week off for a foreign trip. Saddleworth drew level at the top thanks to a 6-2 win over Dukinfield.
In the 'Premiership' league, reigning champions Ashton are keen to hold on to their title - especially as they also made an early exit from the Cup.
They lost the unfinished Cup clash with Dukinfield 3-2 at Brookdale but bounced back to beat Stamford 6-2 and open up a four-point lead at the top.
North are the closest challengers and picked up three in the narrowest of defeats at Brookdale.
Dukinfield 'A' had an excellent week as they followed up the cup win - where Reg Whyatt and Graeme Barrett clinched victory at the second extra hole - with an 8-0 whitewash of Saddleworth to take an early lead in the 'A' Championship.
It's the quarter finals of the 'A' and 'B' Cup next week...and captains are reminded to make contact with the neutral host club to confirm details.