GROVE Menzieshill was in search of an eighth consecutive Subway national indoor league title on Saturday.
And its pursuit at Bell's sports centre in Perth sent a shiver down the chasing pack's spine on the postponed opening day of the indoor season.
The Dundee champions opened with a 13-1 demolition of AMN Hillhead, followed by a 6-3 victory over Greaves Clydesdale.
Clydesdale`s Liam King shocked Menzieshill by opening scoring, only for the home side to equalise before the interval, then going ahead after the restart.
Ciaran Crawford equalised again for the visitors, but the champions put the Taysiders 6-2 in front, before Scott Lindsay's late consolation for the southside outfit.
Shock of the day came earlier when Clydesdale defeated a young Glynhill Kelburne side 6-5, with the winner from Fraser Hirst on on 30 seconds to go.
In the women`s league, Cala Edinburgh took Milne Craig Western to the wire at the start of the day's play, only to fall 5-4 in the end.