DEFENDING champions Embassy Police A moved into top spot in Division One following a crucial encounter with title rivals Dewsbury Tog A.

Along with Tog B, it is a three-horse race for the crown, and the defending champions put a marker down as the season reaches its climax.

Tog A led 3-2 at halfway, with Darren Page, Mark Land and Freddie Osenton-Brown winning one each, with Tim Dyson and Shahriar Masoudi on the mark for Police A.

The second half of the match was one-way traffic, however, as Police A took five in a row, with Masoudi unbeaten.

Dyson won two and John Chew added a single as the 7-3 success put them four points clear at the top.

In Division Three, Hermits E moved a step nearer the championship after beating stablemates Hermits F.

Stuart Beaumont and Mohammed Murtaza were both in top gear.

Beaumont did not drop a game in registering a treble, while Murtaza dropped just two games in his three wins.

Azimuth Afzal added one as the E team finished 7-3 winners.

Results – Division One: Embassy Police A 7 Dewsbury Tog A 3, Embassy Police B 1 Hermits A 9, Highdale A 4 Embassy Police A 6, Dewsbury Tog B 8 Embassy Police B 2. Division Two: Hermits D 1 Hermits B 9, Pudsey A 2 Unity A 8. Division Three: Hermits F 3 Hermits E 7. Division Four: Thornbury B 8 Hermits J 2, Baildon D 0 Thornbury A 10, Hermits J 1 Hermits H 9, Baildon E 9 Hermits K 1.