Staddy have their title hopes dented by fourth defeat

THE Staddy lost for only the fourth time in 33 matches in the Plymouth City Super League but the defeat could end up costing them the league title.

Only five points separated the two title contenders going into this match but following an 8-3 defeat at Maritime B, The Staddy now find themselves 13 points off the pace, albeit with a match in hand.

Maritime were good value for their victory though and started well when Scott Lawrey (180x2), Billy Evans and Darren Collis won the opening treble in 35 (28.60).

Evans (27.83) went on to secure a 3-0 singles victory in 15, 26 and 23 and he was well supported by Neil White (28.84) who won in 18, 18 and 20.

GOOD EVANS !: Billy Evans played his part in an opening 35-dart treble success before going on to deliver a 3-0 singles victory in 15, 16 and 23, inspiring Maritime B to victory over title contenders The Staddy.

Porters B strengthened their title claims with an 11-0 whitewash of Clifton B and had John Mann and Mike Beard both hitting a brace of 180s.

Beard was also prominent in the singles phases and emerged a 3-1 winner, aided by a leg in 15.

The form book was turned upside down when the two stablemates contested the Plympton Cons fixture and for the second time in this campaign, Cons B won by a 7-4 margin.

John Petherick was on target with a brace of 180s for the winners while Andy Malinowski also hit two for Cons A.

Clifton A, who had Lee Doncaster (180x2) giving a good account of himself, returned from Kings Arms A with an 8-3 victory while there were victories by the narrowest of margins for both The Albemarle and Ker St Social Club against The Fawn and St Levan Inn respectively.

Maritime A won 9-2 away at Compton SC while Ships Tavern, who had Dave Johns (100x14) as their leading marksman, took maximum points from Victoria.

Octagan Social Club were another side to win 11-0 when they hosted Hyde Park and were buoyed by a solid performance from Fred Goldsmith (100x16) who emerged a 3-2 singles winner in 15, 18 and 20.

Dartsworld got back to winning ways when they defeated Porters A 8-3 and had Danny Bull winning 3-1, with his best leg coming in 13 darts.

Porters though achieved the award for the week’s highest checkout when Paul Hoare finished at the first time of asking from 150, a mark that was not bettered.

Other notable outshots from across the boards were achieved by: Dan Perryman (127), Paul Tackle (126), Phil Hoyle (111), Dave Clemson (110), Neil White (107), Mike Beard (107), John Donald (106), Billy Evans (106), Shane Mudge (106), Alex Truscott (104).

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