Northants County moved three points clear at the top of the Scratch League after a 5½-2½ home success against Peterborough Milton.
Northampton lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a one-point victory at home to reigning champions Overstone Park.
The Harlestone club did their best work in the middle ties as Mark Bazeley, Ross Skidmore and Ben Lavender all won with holes to spare as the team leapfrogged above Wellingborough.
In the second division, Collingtree Park missed an opportunity to take first position from unbeaten leaders Kettering as they lost a tight away contest with Cold Ashby by the scoreline 4½-3½.
Despite Lee Sanders securing the first point for the visitors, Ashby seized control thanks to wins from Paul White, Kevin Basson and Ross Porter in the next three ties.
Collingtree responded with two wins and a half, but they couldn’t get anything from the final match as Graham Bott bagged a 3&2 victory to lift the hosts above bottom side Kingsthorpe on points difference.
Daventry gave themselves hope of gaining promotion out of the third tier as they defeated an under-strength Priors Hall side 5-1 at home to move above pacesetters Silverstone. Tom Green, Chris Eveleigh and Daniel Haynes were all successful for the hosts with three holes to spare.