Victory A win 10-1 to challenge rivals for overall lead

VICTORY Inn A have moved up the Monday Premier League table and now have a share of the lead after a convincing 10-1 success away at Plympton Cons.

They were driven by consistent performances from Gary Phillips (100x16) and Darren Collis (100x13) and there was also a good 601 doubles victory for Keelan Kay and Tony Conn whose best leg was claimed in 19.

The Honicknowle side now share top spot with last week’s table-toppers Brewery Tap who defeated Prince Maurice 8-3 and just three points behind the leading duo are Steam Packet B who also won 8-3 from their visit to Victory Inn B.

Porters B came from behind and won the last three singles to prevail by the narrowest of margins when hosting Ford Hotel which included a 3-2 win for Dave Meyrick whose best leg was won in 15.

Cherry Tree A won 9-2 away at Steam Packet A and were driven by Alan Masters (100x11) and Keith Lemon (100x11) who were both solid throughout and emerged 3-0 singles winners.

Maritime restricted Hyde Park Social Club to a single point when defeating them 10-1 and had Kieran Burns emerging a 3-0 winner, with legs won in 13 and 17.

Two maximums from Fred Goldsmith was the highlight of Octagon A’s 7-4 win at City Social while also winning by the same scoreline was The Tradesman on their visit to Indian Inn A.

A 3-2 singles success for Teresa Brookshaw, which included a 15-darter, inspired Indian Inn B to win by the narrowest of margins away at Cherry Tree B while Glenn Halford was on target for Prince Maurice A in their 8-3 defeat of The Bluebird.

The marksman top scored with 12 throws of a ton or more and took his singles in three straight legs, his being coming in 15 and 17.

Lewis Dare (100x15) hit two 12-darters in a 3-0 singles success which inspired Porters A to a 7-4 victory away at Octagon B.

The hosts had some consolation though when Alfie Ford (pictured) threw the week’s highest checkout when finishing at the first time of asking from 156.

Other notable outshots were achieved by: Mark Henley (122), Lewis Dare (121), Tony Tasker (121), Fred Goldsmith (120/100), Malcolm Johns (118), Dave Meyrick (114), Alan Masters (105), Phil Dare (102).

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