Close finish looks inevitable as rivals differ by a point

THE race for the Plymouth City Super League looks as if it is going to be one of the closest ever and the title will probably not be decided until the final dart has been thrown.

Maritime A nudged themselves one point in front of second placed Porters when winning 7-4 against The Bluebird and they also had individual joint leader Stew Roberts (pictured) registering the week’s top checkout of 127.

Neil White (25.91) was also prominent for Maritime and emerged a 3-0 winner in 18, 19 and 21.

Glenn Halford caught the eye for Bluebird when hitting two maximums in a 3-0 singles win.

Porters edged out Plympton Cons A 6-5 and were buoyed by a top performance from John Mann (30.67) who won 3-0 in 15, 15 and 19, killing one of the 15-dart legs with a checkout of 120.

Malcolm Johns also caught the eye when top scoring with 16 throws of a ton or more.

Plympton Cons B were the biggest winners of the week and took all the points from their visit to Compton and had Adam Searle emerging a 3-1 winner in 17, 19 and 19.

Jonathon Easterbrook hit two maximums in a 3-0 singles success and Phil Hoyle (100x12) top scored as Maritime B won 7-4 away at The Clifton.

Cherry Tree defeated Victoria 9-2 while Kings Arms A and The Staddy were both 8-3 winners against St Levan Inn and Kings Arms B respectively.

Ker St Social Club recovered from a 4-1 deficit and won five of the six singles to win by the narrowest of margins away at The Fawn.

Octagon Social Club secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer when hosting The Albemarle and were buoyed by two excellent individual performances.

Fred Goldsmith (28.90), aided by an outshot of 102, was a 3-0 winner in 19, 18 and 15 while Dave Pethick (30.06) was successful in 18, 18 and 14.

The Tradesman defeated Maritime C 8-3, but it was young Frankie Stout that caught the eye.

Tradesman’s top marksman Paul Bowen (100x11) hit a 15-darter to draw level at 2-2 against the youngster, only for Stout to win the deciding leg with a kill of 115.

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