Saint Moninna travelled had the trickier tie having to travel to title rivals CWC B. A defeat for CWC would have left them 4 points off the pace and probably realistically out of the title race.
The Saints were far from one of the fancied team in Division 2 but a strong showing around November/December time saw them outright leaders in a seriously tight Division.
St. Moninna beat CWC B 5-3 in the reverse fixture so revenge as well as place in the title race were very much on the minds of City Centre Working Mens Club.
New signing Declan Brady got the South Armagh visitors off to the perfect start when he beat CWC B captain Barry Kelland.
Cathal Murphy had good win over a very good Michael McCormack to level the scores 1-1.
The steady if a little inconsistent Barry Smith gave The Saints a 2-1 lead when he beat a fairly useful Seamus McKeown.
The 'mercurial' Tommy Rooney has been on a different playing field to everyone else in Division 2. He notched up his 15th league win from 15 games. That is simply astonishing. His latest victim was Andrew Mackin who had his perfect picture 'photo bombed' by the 'Rocket' Rooney. It was now 2-2 with 4 to play.
Martin White is a good solid player and table toppers St. Moninna were banking on a win here. Opponent Raymond Sands is a good player and it was he that gave the home side a lead for the 1st time.
Paul Kelland got the better of Darren Mackin for 4-2 CWC B and it looked curtains for the Saints.
Conor McQuid was never going to roll over and his outstanding season continued when he pulled it back to 4-3 after he beat Emmett McParland.
It was left to Dominic Donnelly to try and rescue a point for St. Moninna but joint captain Kieran Cunningham led be example to wrap up 2 massive points for CWC B.
It was a bitter blow to Saint Moninna and the need to get their form back without haste or they will quickly drift down this competitive Division.
Up the street TJ's C were hosting new joint league leaders Millvale. The Pit Bar team had an easier night on the baize and they hit top gear against a poor, short on confidence TJ's C.
Paul Rowland is no genius but he was able to slow lethal potter and TJ's C captain Philip Murphy to give Millvale the opener.
Gareth Trainor didn't read the script when he made it 1-1 with a superb win over excellent Killian McDonald for 1-1.
Colly McCann edged out Gavin Murphy and Millvale never looked back. Gary Gibney beat Michael Campbell for 3-1.
Ryan Diamond proved yet again he is one of the best players in Division 2 when he put Millvale on thr hill. Eamon Daly was the latest of his long list of victims. 4-1.
Kevin Hillen sewed up other points for Millvale when he beat David Brady for 5-1.
Martin McGoldrick and Willie Hughes tagged on the last 2 for a resounding 7-1 victory. Brendan Kelly and Adrian Larkin weren't able to end the TJ's C losing streak.
Millvale now go 2 points clear at the top but they face title rivals CWC in the next league game so all could change again next week.
Boyds and Armagh/Down fought out a 4-4 draw which keeps Armagh/Down 3 points off the pace. Boyds are now out of the title race and it's looking like another season in Division 2 for them.
Trainor's picked up 2 more points and are comfortable in mid-table. Joe Fearon, Alex Carlon, Dylan Morgan, Frank McArdle and William McShane on the winning side.
Forresters have found a bit of decent form at long last. They played well in the Vegas Cup and toppled St. Moninna who were top of the league. 2 more points against near neighbours Cavern Bar puts them up to mid-table. Paul Campbell, Ollie White, Kieran Loughran, Chris McKeown and Raymey Magee on target for Forresters.
This is a busy few days for the blog so we have no time to do Div 1 but we couldn't let the blog go by without mentioning Barney Preece who embarrassed himself with a shocking display last week. On Thursday night he redeemed himself with a stunning 7 ball clearance. He blitzed the table with a whirlwind 59 second demolition job and helped his side to a very welcome 2 points. Keep up the good work Barney and try and slice a few seconds off the next finish.
Next blog coming up is the preview of CWC v TJ's A. The match won't decide who wins the league but it could potentially be a devastating blow for the loser. You don't want to miss this one So tune in here later for the run down on Thursday nights big game and remember where you heard it first .