Wellingborough maintained their perfect start to the season as they recorded a third victory in three outings with a thrilling 4-3 away success at Priors Hall.
Although Sue Sharp (Wellingborough) and Maryann Garioch (Priors) secured points before reaching the last tee, all the other five games went the distance.
The hosts took the opening match and the penultimate game, but Wellingborough proved too strong in the middle ties as Emma Maziak, Liz Rees and Liz Waine all triumphed on the closing par five hole.
Cold Ashby produced a blistering performance at Delapre as they recorded a collection of big wins in a 5-2 away success.
Although Delapre’s Jackie Rolfe and Katie Ashton both secured good wins, it proved in vain as Sally Lawrenson (3&2), Marguerite Kraus-Rudder (5&3), Barbara Steane (4&3), Rose Dempsey (5&3) and Julie Bott (7&6) wrapped up an impressive victory.
Peterborough Milton remain neck-and-neck with Ashby at the top on two wins after edging a tight home contest with local rivals Oundle by a single point.
After Milton’s Gill Preston, Rachael Fisher and LJ Gill clinched the first three ties, Oundle fought back with three 2&1 wins from Ros Riley, Liz Swan and Sheila Homer only for Sandra Stout to secure the home success with a 3&2 victory in the final tie.
Kingsthorpe were at their ruthless best in their opening fixture of the year as they stormed to a 7-0 home victory against Brampton Heath.
The hosts were particularly impressive at the front and start of the line-up as Juanita Pryer got the team going with a 6&5 win before Shirley Martin (6&4) and Karen Molford (7&6) wrapped up the scoring.
Brampton Heath went into the contest in confident mood after securing their first victory of the campaign earlier in the week as they won 4-3 at home to Elton Furze – Jean Pickering bagging the decisive point on the closing hole.