Change of fortunes at the top of Friday Super League

FORTUNES have changed again at the top of the Plymouth City Super League and Maritime A have taken over as the new leaders, albeit by one point, the same slender margin that separates the third and fourth placed teams.

Maritime A won all available points on their visit to Compton Social and had Stew Roberts (100x12) as their leading marksman while previous table-toppers Porters won 8-3 away at The Albemarle.

Lewis Dare (28.36) (pictured below) was prominent for Porters emerging a 3-0 winner in 19, 17 and 17 and top scoring with 13 throws of a ton or more which included a brace of 180s.

Octagon Social Club and The Staddy remain in third and fourth place respectively, separated by the slenderest of margins after they both won 7-4.

The Staddy were victorious on their travels to Plympton Cons B while Octagon overcame Maritime C and received good service from Alfie Ford and Fred Goldsmith, who both emerged 3-0 winners, aided by legs in 15.

The Clifton defeated Cherry Tree 8-3, the same winning scoreline that Cons A achieved on their visit to Ships Tavern.

Dave Johns (100x14), one of only two winners, impressed for the Elburton side while Dave Collins (100x12) was prominent for Cons.

That was the last fixture that Ships Tavern will host as the team have now moved to the Kings Arms at Oreston and will, in future, be known as Kings Arms B.

Maritime B secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer when they hosted Ker St Social Club while Kings Arms, who had Reg Matthews (100x12) top scoring, won 7-4 at Victoria.

The Tradesman overcame The Fawn by an 8-3 margin as did The Bluebird on their visit to St Levan Inn with Bluebird’s Glenn Halford emerging a 3-0 singles winner, his best leg coming in just 11 darts.

Maritime A’s Scott Lawrey threw the highest checkout of the week when finishing at the first time of asking from 128 while also on target were James Stoodley (119), John Mann (118), Andy Hawes (118), Warren Gordon (110), Simon Kelly (106/104), Bill Scannell (103), Andy Pengelly (103).

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