Porters B take advantage to top table at year's end
PORTERS B took advantage of The Staddy’s inactivity in the final round of matches for 2017 and moved to the top of the Plymouth City Super League table after winning 8-3 away at the St Levan Inn.
The Barbican side extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches and have a three-point lead over their rivals but The Staddy do have the advantage of a game in hand.
John Mann emerged a 3-1 winner for Porters, aided by a leg in 14 while for the hosts, Sarah Brown equalled the week’s top checkout when, in a 3-0 victory over Mark Yeoman, she finished the second leg with a kill of 146.
That mark was also equalled by Sean Burkitt and came in Maritime A’s 11-0 whitewash away at Victoria, the only team to win in double figures.
TOP CHECKOUT: Sarah Brown equalled the week's top checkout when, in winning her
singles 3-0, she finished at the first time of asking from 146.
John Donald clinched the decisive 11th point which gave Plympton Cons B a 6-5 victory over Ker St Social Club, while in another close encounter, Compton Social Club won by the narrowest of margins when hosting Hyde Park.
Dartsworld remain in the mix after beating Clifton A 7-4 but Steve Harris caught the eye for the visitors when he hit a 15-dart leg before going on to edge out Lewis Dare 3-2.
Mike Nancholas top scored with 13 throws of a ton or more but finished up on the wrong end of a 6-5 scoreline when The Fawn went down 6-5 to Kings Arms A, for whom Henry Cooper scored two maximums.
Albemarle won 7-4 away at Clifton B, the same result that was also achieved by Maritime B when hosting Octagon Social Club.
The fixture was well contested and produced no fewer than 103 throws of a ton or more which included six maximums.
IDENTICAL OUTSHOT: Sean Burkitt equalled the week's highest checkout of 146 which
came in Maritime A's 11-0 whitewash of Victoria.
The best singles of the night brought together Neil White and Fred Goldsmith (100x13) and in the encounter, which White won 3-2, the two players hit 25 ton plus scores which included three 180s for White (100x12).
Kings Arms B triumphed 9-2 over Porters A while Plympton Cons A returned from Ships Tavern with a 7-4 victory, having had Dave Collins as their talisman.
He partnered Kelvin Rowe to a 1001 double’s win in 30 darts (33.37), aided by seven tons and then went on to win his individual, notching two 180s and a 14-dart leg in a 3-0 success.
Notable outshots from across the boards were delivered by Darren Collis (112), Dave Pethick (111 & 100), Lee Doncaster (108), Scott Lawrey (106), Mark Bell (104), Fred Goldsmith (101).