High standard of darts sees nine legs in 18 or under

OCTAGON Social Club defeated City Social 9-2 in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League but despite the scoreline, a good standard of darts was portrayed by both teams with nine legs won in 18 or less in the individual phases.

Social’s two points came through Maria O’Brien who top scored with 14 ton plus throws and 15-year-old Jordan Grimshaw, who took out a 15-darter before going on to a 3-2 singles victory.

Octagon’s Alfie Ford had to bang in two maximums and a checkout of 114 before he could shake off Cat Callard 3-2, while Neil White was once again Octagon’s talisman and emerged a 3-1 singles winner in 14, 17 and 17.

Title favourites Porters Patriots were in a rich vein of form and chalked up 64 scores of a ton or more on their way to a 9-2 win away at Fawn B.

WINNER: Alfie Ford was a singles winner for Octagon but was pushed the full distance by City Social's Cat Callard despite hitting two maximums and a checkout of 114.

Andy Bates (100x15) and John Mann (100x15) hit the target consistently and Antony Hayman, who took out two 15-darters in a 3-1 singles victory, achieved the week’s highest checkout with a mark of 146.

Compton Social Club returned to winning ways and overcame Duchy of Cornwall 8-3 while Maritime Musketeers dropped just the single point while disposing of Brewery Tap.

Lee Agar emerged a 3-0 winner for Maritime and hit two 180s as well as making a kill of 140.

Scott Lawrey and Darren Collis both won their singles in three straight legs, aided by legs in 14 and 15 respectively as Brookside overcame Fawn A 9-2.

Kings Arms took three of the first five singles to draw level at 5-5 away at Porters Pretenders, only to lose the decider when Jon Matlock prevailed.

Mark Shears also played his part in Porters’ victory and top scored with 16 throws of a ton or more.

Indian Inn won a close encounter 6-5 when hosting Maritime Marauders while Plympton Cons defeated Falstaff 9-2 for whom Lewis Dare (100x15) caught the eye.

Paul Bowden impressed for Cons in a 3-0 singles victory, with his best game being won in 15.

Maritime Misfits were the biggest winners of the week and took all available points at the expense of Waterloo Inn.

Paul Palmer’s top game was achieved in 15 before he went on to win in three straight legs while Scott Hutchinson showed his finishing prowess and achieved outshots of 126 and 130 before also emerging a 3-0 singles winner.

Also on target were: Darren Collis (116), Lewis Dare (113), Louis Yates (107), Paul Tozer (106), John Mann (106), Ian Heggie (106/100), Mark Shears (102), Kelvin Rowe (101).

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