THE Porters Function Room 501 League table showed that Porters Patriots were 70 points better than Fawn B before this fixture, but the visitors belied that statistic and put in one of their best performances of the season before losing by just a single point to the champions elect.
It was a high-scoring encounter with 119 throws of a ton recorded which included five maximums, three from Antony Hayman, and 21 scores of 140.
Patriots trailed 2-1 and 3-2 after the early exchanges but earned their victory with good performances in the singles.
Hayman (28.36) was a 3-0 winner in 17, 18 and 18 while for Fawn, Lee Hellings won 3-0 aided by a 14-dart leg and Harry Bull triumphed 3-1, with his best leg being claimed in 15.
Maritime Governors defeated Falstaff 7-4, but it was Lewis Dare (pictured) for Falstaff who took the plaudits.
The marksman defeated Scott Hutchinson 3-0, hit two 180s and achieved checkouts of 117 and the week’s highest of 135.
Brewery Tap won 9-2 on their visit to Indian Inn A and had Kieran Burns winning 3-0, aided by legs in 18 and 17 with Maria O’Brien (100x11) as their top scorer.
Ryan Ring caught the eye for Indian and in winning 3-0, clinched legs in 16 and 19.
Porters Pretenders were the week’s biggest winners and plundered maximum points from their visit to Fawn A.
The Office edged out The Melbourne 6-5 with Andrew Nation (100x16) as their leading marksman and Simon Washington was also prominent when winning 3-1, aided by a leg in 15.
Victory A won the bragging rights against their stablemates when winning 9-2 while Compton Social Club returned to winning ways and inflicted a 6-5 defeat on Indian Inn B.
Peter Holland (100x13) was consistent throughout for Maritime Musketeers in their 10-1 defeat of Cherry Tree while a well contested fixture was witnessed when Octagon Social Club hosted Kings Arms.
Alfie Ford won 3-1 with legs claimed in 17 and 15 to bring the two teams’ level at 5-5, only for Chrissie Kinnaird to win the final point 3-0 for Kings to prevail by the narrowest of margins,
Maritime Marauders were in a rich vein of form and inflicted on their stablemates Maritime Nutters, a 10-1 defeat.
Dave Matthews hit 11 throws of a ton or more which included three maximums while Mike Pearce top scored with 12, including a checkout of 130.
Other notable outshots were also achieved by: Keith Walton (130), Danny Allen (125), Mark Shears (123), Harry Bull (120), Tony Tasker (120), John Mann (118), Louis Yates (110), Lee Agar (106), Danny Bull (100).