AT 5-1 down, Porters Patriots were staring their first defeat in the face. But all credit to a side that had previously gone 28 matches undefeated in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League, who turned it around to preserve their unblemished record.
Maritime Musketeers were good value for their lead after the early exchanges but fell short in the individual phases. Patriots won four singles in succession to bring the teams level at 5-5 before Malcolm Johns edged out Lee Agar (180x2) 3-2 for a gutsy victory.
The fixture produced 105 scores of a ton or more with John Mann (100x15) leading by example and team mate Andy Bates (180x2) winning 3-0, aided by a leg in 14.
12-DART LEG: Fred Goldsmith emerged a 3-0 winner with his best leg coming in 12 darts.
A 14-darter from Steve Ebsworth in a 3-2 singles victory was the highlight of Indian Inn’s 10-1 victory away at Brewery Tap while Maritime Marauders defeated Plympton Cons 7-4.
Fawn B secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer against Duchy of Cornwall and the hosts had Jodie Hawton to thank for saving them the whitewash.
Fred Goldsmith put in a top performance for the winners and in winning 3-0, aided by two maximum scores, recorded his best leg in 12 darts.
Neil Reid top scored with 12 throws of a ton or more which included a brace of 180s, as Torpoint Cons edged out Fawn A 6-5, while Brookside defeated Porters Pretenders 8-3 with Scott Lawrey and Scott Wapshott equally sharing four maximums.
Octagon Social Club had to settle for a win by the narrowest of margins away at Falstaff, despite leading 4-1, in a well contested fixture that produced 109 throws of a ton or more.
City Social were another side to win in double figures and restricted Waterloo to a single point with some outstanding individual performances.
Glyn Wells (27.33) won 3-0 in 15, 19 and 21 and Maria O’Brien (27.83) followed in 15, 18 and 21 while 15-year-old Jordan Grimshaw (pictured left) also emerged a 3-0 winner, aided by a leg in 14.
Lewis Dare was prominent for the Southway side and emerged a 3-2 singles winner with his best leg being taken in 14.
Kings Arms defeated Compton Social Club 7-4 and were further buoyed when they had James Hughes’ checkout of 132 as the week’s best.
Other notable outshots from across the boards were delivered by: Maria O’Brien (130), Dan Brookshaw (129), Andy Waters (120), Alex Brown (110), Dan Malinowski (108), Dan Brazier (108), Phil Evans (108), Steve Pearce (105), Fred Goldsmith (101), Jerry Lyden (100).