The Swans floated in on to the Magic Carpet and returned home from Braeside with four points to sustain their A Division title aspirations.

Swanmore's match-winners were Linda Pocknell, Sandra Simmonds, Gill Head and Viv Mansell (25-12). They outscored Braeside's successful skip Molly Shutler (21-15).

Poole Park bounced back from last week's setback with a double-rink victory at Southbourne. Anne Walford, Pam Smith, Sandie Smith and Penny Cresswell (23-12) were the mainstays of the Dolphins' 42-25 win. A five-shot pick-up on the 20th end by Rosemary Spetch (19-13) ensured the visitors of all six points.

Richmond Park's revival came to an end at Highcliffe where the hosts belied their lowly league position by winning 38-26. Top honours for the Castle Maidens were bestowed on Kathy Smith, Janet Ramsay, Jenny Wilson and Janet Emerson (23-13). Kay Richardson's rink (15-13) made it a clean sweep for Highcliffe.

There was also a maximum haul for Pelhams who completed a 39-27 home triumph over West Moors. Val Charig's quartet (18-14) backed up Mary Watts, Norma Grinter, Beth Roberts and Trish Kilminster (21-13) to secure six valuable points for the Kinson club.

New Milton stayed at the foot of the table despite their 51-32 success over visitors Broadstone-Wessex. A solid 34-12 return from Sandy Elder, Sheila Godwin, Judy Busby and Wendy Reed secured the four points for the hosts. Lyn Howard (20-17) salvaged two points for the Wessex Girls.

  • B Division leaders Lymington returned home with an empty locker after Moordown avenged their early season defeat. Barbara Roles, Vi Shevill, Mary Wilde and Pat Martin (23-15) combined with Cathy France's squad (18-15) to give Moordown the full house.

Redhill went top after their 4-2 (37-32) win at Broadstone-Wessex. Their winning combo of Margaret Pittwood, Jean Revell, Barbara Bell and Pat Horgan (25-13) covered Broadstone skip Sibil Ball (19-12).

Milford-on-Sea moved level with Redhill following their double-rink victory at Kings Park. The Seasiders' quartet of Judy Spooner, Christina Newell, Carole Tearle and Chris Capron (20-12), pipped team-mates Sheila Hall, Merle Youngman, Margaret Jeakings and Di Goodyear (22-15) for top honours.

Fordingbridge remained in the relegation zone despite registering back-to-back wins when overcoming visitors Brockenhurst 42-27. Janet Norrish, Mary Miller, Diane Woodward and Mary Wych (24-11) combined with Jenny Yeo (18-16) to gather all six points for the hosts.

Wimborne landed four points at Ferndown, thanks in the main to Elaine Campbell, Margaret Wilson, Maggie Wilkins and Pat Gallup (20-12).

Special mention for Minster's Lorna Foreman who, despite losing 22-15 to her opponent Ann Wrighton, collected two shots on the last end to snare an overall 35-34 win for Wimborne.

  • There was joy at Meyrick Park for C Division leaders Bourne-mouth who took all six points on offer against Southbourne.

It was a close game at the halfway mark, until the Belles moved up a gear. Trish Leach, Lyn Elder, Vilma Irish and Joan Belcher (24-13) supported by Ann Ashcroft's rink (23-15) eased Bournemouth to a 47-28 victory.

Nearest challengers Branksome Park collected four points from their 42-34 home win over Verwood. Sue Harris, Jen Cookson, Val King and Stef Pinson (26-11) put the Squirrels in control. Gill Farrance (23-16) ensured that Verwood collected two points.

West Moors took over third spot after their double-rink win over visitors Broadstone-Wessex. Elaine Hunt's squad of Irene Clark, Carole Wright and Jill Archer (24-12) hit the gold for the Moors' Maidens.

Richmond Park had to suffice with just two points from their encounter at Pelhams. Match-winners for the hosts were Maureen Barratt, Audrey Grinstead, Audrey Lewis and Wendy Watson (24-16). Richmond's two points were gained by Eileen Deadman's squad (18-11).

Iford Bridge edged clear of the drop zone following their 5-1 (40-37) win over visitors Braeside. Pauline Sedgwick, Glenda Quick, Mo Rutty and Ann Sedgwick logged in with a 23-20 win, which proved crucial in the final countdown. Rene Stanger claimed a last-end 17-17 tie to give the Bridge a five-point tally.

  • Swanmore I increased their lead at the top of D Division with a maximum haul against bottom club Southbourne. Doreen Durnford, Doreen Brown, Esme Hazel and Hazel Gabriel (28-10) were the top flight. Cathy Hayes's last-end 19-18 win secured all six points for the Swans.

Boscombe Cliff, meanwhile, had to settle for just two points at New Milton. The home quartet of Yvonne Tansley, Maureen Clark, Chris Mays and Mary Herlihy (23-12) covered Cliff's winner Sue Perkins (22-13).

Poole Park remained third following their 50-33 home win over Swanmore II. Swans' winning skip Cathy Hayes (19-18) held on to deny the Dolphins the full house. Earlier, Fay Bowering, Muriel Coombes, Doreen Tape and Julie Leake (32-14) had put Poole Park firmly in control.

Pelhams crashed to a double rink defeat at Braeside. The hosts were well in control after Gladys Pegram, Cynthia Davey, Pauline Jones and Pat Shepherd had carded a massive 40-5 win. This, allied to a 29-11 return from Janet Young, ensured Braeside of the highest score of the day.

  • Argyll I lost 4-2 at Wimborne in their E Division encounter.

However, the two points collected by Norma Ritchens (16-11) were enough to put the Cliff dwellers into top spot. Wimborne remained in the drop zone despite Margaret Day, Margaret Grafton, Margaret Longbone and Jenny Clark (28-11) securing the 39-27 win for the Minster Maidens.

Redhill Park jumped into third following their 33-27.25 home win over Branksome Park. Narrow wins by Sylvia Wood (15-13) and Mary Pearce (18-14.25) tied up the six points for Redhill.

Moordown's promotion hopes took a battering after they suffered a double-rink dip at Argyll II. Jean Brown, Trudy Farrar, Mary Burrell-Davies and Doris Jeffery (26-18) took top billing for Argyll. Emmie Drinkwater's quartet (23-19) played second string to tie up the six points.

Broadstone-Wessex remained at the foot of the table despite defeating visitors West Moors 45-38. The Wessex squad of Elsie Weekes, Pauline Clamp, Pat Collins and Jeanne Abraham (29-13) covered Moors' winning skip Sue Bird (25-16).

  • Poole Park went top of F Division after cruising to a 57-27 home victory over Milford-on-Sea. The Dolphins' win was provided by Linda Standley, Marion Mitchell, Barbara Gladwyn and Joyce McIndoe who carded a massive 41-10 return. Milford skip Joan Summersby salvaged two points by winning 17-16 on the last end.

Branksome Park are still searching for that elusive first win. This week's defeat came at Ferndown where the hosts ran out 52-29 winners. June Hanney, Julie Masterman, Shirley Davies and Margaret Bengtsson (28-12), combined with Mary Harris (24-17) to capture all six points.