Leaders suffer first defeat as advantage cut to 3pts
BREWERY Tap A inflicted on Kings Tamerton Community Centre their first Plymouth & District Friday League defeat of the campaign and although they remain top, their substantial lead has now been cut to three points.
Antony Hayman (30.33) inspired Tap to come from behind and win 7-6 and took his singles in 33, as well as top-scoring with 14 throws of a ton or more.
Indian Inn A have moved up into second spot on the back of a 13-0 rout away at City Social B and just a further point behind are third placed City Social A, who won 11-2 at Waterloo with Glyn Wells achieving a brace of 180s and an outshot of 108.
INSPIRED: Antony Hayman inspired his side to victory against the league leaders and equalled the week's top game when winning his singles in 33 darts.
Royal Naval Arms A made it five wins from as many starts when they defeated Steam Packet 10-3 and are just seven points behind the leaders with a game in hand.
The winners produced five maximums, three of which were recorded by Andy Bates, who was well supported by Andrew Nation (100x13).
Steam Packet equalled the week’s top game when George Beckett and Phil Taylor claimed their doubles in 33 (30.33) which was finished by Taylor with a kill of 103.
The Fawn made it six victories on the bounce when they won 8-5 at Porters while The Windmill emerged 11-2 winners at City Social C.
Railway A edged out Brookside by the narrowest of margins when Barry Pope won the decisive 13th point and in the same match, Mark Gavican recorded the week’s highest finish when checking out from 124.
A 36-dart singles success for Chris Lancaster (27.81) was the highlight of Weston Mill’s 9-4 defeat of Brewery Tap B while Jolly Miller defeated Dinky Diner B 10-3, aided by an outshot of 106 from Vernon Lavers.
Dinky Diner A achieved their first victory of the campaign when they restricted The Office to just a single point while The Tradesman, who were buoyed by a 36-dart treble from Kev Walker, Jaydon Dodd and Mike O’Brien, defeated Bull and Bush 9-4.