Octagon win in double figures and increase advantage

OCTAGON A were the only team to win in double figures and increased their advantage at the top of the Monday Premier League to 14 points with an 11-0 drubbing of Bluebird B.

They had Fred Goldsmith as joint top scorer with 14 throws of a ton or more, but the fixture highlight was a 2-0 doubles victory for Jaydon Dodd and Paul Palmer (100x14) in 21 and 19 to post a 30.05 average.

The Tradesman are in second spot after an 8-3 victory against Bluebird A, but the visitor’s had Mark Henley as their sole winner in the individual phases, aided by a leg 14.

Maritime Social Club edged out Porters A 6-5, inspired by an accomplished performance from Kieran Burns (100x16) who won 3-1 in 19, 19 and 15.

Burns remains top of the singles table with an unblemished record along with Octagon’s Alfie Ford on 36 points, two in front of their nearest rival.

Indian Inn A defeated Firkin Scholar 7-4 in a high scoring fixture that saw 98 throws of a ton or more recorded.

Harry Bull (100x17) top scored while Mike Whatley (pictured) notched 13, which included checkouts of 106 and the week’s highest of 136.

Brian Lumsdon (100x13) caught the eye for the visitors and in winning his singles 3-0, claimed legs in 13 and 15.

Bluebird C defeated Ford Hotel 9-2, the same winning scoreline that was also achieved by Steam Packet when they hosted Victory Inn A.

Dave Matthews (27.33) emerged a 3-0 winner in 15, 17 and 23 and was supported by Luke Johnson who won in 17, 21 and 22 while Neil White hit two maximums throughout and won his singles 3-0, aided by a leg in 15.

Octagon B won 8-3 on their visit to Porters B while Victory Inn B, who had just one win in their previous 10 matches, returned to winning ways when they edged out Plympton Cons 6-5.

Antony Hayman was once again Brewery Tap’s talisman and in their 9-2 success away at Bluebird D, he top scored with 16 throws of a ton or more and emerged a 3-1 singles winner with legs coming in 15 and 13.

Notable checkouts were achieved by: Paul Goundry (123), Antony Hayman (121), Paul Palmer (117), Paul Gavican (114), Dan Scott (102), Harry Bull (100), Graham Farrow (100).

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