Ards are looking good for the Premier League title after maintaining their unbeaten record with a 2-0 win over the Ulster Elks on Saturday.
The Elks are still in pole position but Ards are now just a point behind with two games in hand.
In terms of points dropped, Ards are much better off having dropped just one while the Jordanstown side have now conceded seven.
Goals on either side of half time from Kerri McDonald and Karen Alexander clinched Ards the win at the Co Down venue.
Pegasus cannot be ruled out of the race as they still have to play Ards twice and they kept in touch with a 2-0 win at Portadown where Alex Speers and Taite Doherty got the goals.
Ballymoney had to rely on a late equalizer from Nikki Parke to salvage a 1-1 draw with Randalstown who had taken a 12th minute lead through Alex Ogilby.
Queen’s have moved into fourth place following a 1-0 win over Harlequins at Upper Malone where Rachael McMillan hit the winner from a first half set piece.
On Friday night, Lurgan leapfrogged Lisnagarvey to move into seventh place in the table after a 2-1 win over the Hillsborough side.
But the home team had to come from a goal down to notch up only their second win of the campaign.
Jenna McQueen put Garvey ahead when she rifled home a penalty corner in the 20th minute to give her team a half time lead.
But Lurgan hit back and Emma Quinn equalized in the 44th minute before Charlene Hull grabbed the winner six minutes later from a set piece.