THE top two teams in the Plymouth and District Friday League had to go the full distance in their respective matches, but they both secured the decisive seventh point to win by the narrowest of margins.
League leaders Kings Tamerton had Richard Lynch (100x11) winning well, aided by six ton plus scores in his singles victory alone but the plaudits were reserved for Antony Hayman (pictured below).
The Brewery Tap A marksman hit back to back 180s in a 29-dart singles success, enabling him to finish with a superb average of 34.52.
Matt Thompson (30.33) secured his individual game in 33 to help Steam Packet to a 6-5 lead over Royal Naval Arms A but wins from both Andy Bates and Matt Abbott saw the second placed team win 7-6.
Bates hit a checkout of 106, one of only two recorded.
The only other ton plus outshot was delivered by Shaun Northcott (25.67) who, in helping Indian Inn B to a 9-4 victory away at Royal Naval Arms B, he finished a 39-dart leg with a kill of 131.
City Social A defeated Waterloo Inn 12-1, but in a fitting tribute it was retiring landlord Ian Wood who won his side’s only point to prevent the whitewash.
Dinky Diner B achieved a comfortable win in double figures when beating Mainstone 10-3 while Queens Dock and Victory Inn both won 8-5 away at Pennycross Social Club and Railway Inn respectively.
Porters came out on top by the odd game of 13 when Jaime Sandford won them their seventh and final point of the match while Weston Mill Oak Villa returned from Brewery Tap B with a 9-4 victory.
Mike O’Brien (100x11) was once again The Tradesman’s talisman as they triumphed 11-2 away at Bull and Bush while The Windmill overcame City Social C 11-2.
Steve Marker was on target with a brace of 180s while Mark Shears (28.60) delivered a singles victory in 35.