Hayman two darts away from perfect nine-dart game

ANTONY Hayman (pictured) showed his prowess once again in the Monday Premier League when he came within two darts of the perfect game before having to settle for a leg in 11.

Inspiring Brewery Tap to victory by the narrowest of margins against Bluebird C, the marksman hit three 180s in a 3-1 victory over Glenn Austin, taking his season’s tally to 16 from 12 matches.

Hayman, in winning the sixth and decisive point, also hit a 14-darter as did his team-mate Scott Cook.

Octagon A won 7-4 away at Porters A and increased their lead at the top of the table to 15 points.

They had Lee Hellings putting up14 scores of a ton or more which included an outshot of 156 while top scorer was Lewis Dare (100x16) for Porters.

Octagon B overcame Victory Inn B 8-3 with Mike Miller winning 3-0, aided by a leg in 15 and Andrew Waters (100x11) as their top scorer.

Jason Dickson (100x11) caught the eye for Victory Inn B when he emerged as their only singles winner.

Firkin Scholar defeated Bluebird D 9-2 and had Frankie Stout (24.64) winning 3-0 in 19, 20 and 22.

Brian Lumsdon also gave a good account of himself and top scored with 12 ton plus scores, eight of the which came in a 3-0 singles victory.

Victory Inn A hosted a competitive fixture against Maritime which they edged 6-5 and saw six maximums recorded.

Tony Tasker (27.83) won 3-0 in 20, 17 and 17 and was well supported by Darren Collis (27.33) who emerged a 3-0 winner in 17, 21 and 17.

Best for Maritime was Kieran Burns (27.33) whose 3-0 win came in 15, 18 and 22.

Porters B won 8-3 away at Ford Hotel while Danny Bull (100x12) top scored as Indian Inn A secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer against their stablemates Indian B.

Third placed Steam Packet were another side to win by a 10-1 margin and they still have the advantage of two matches in hand on the leaders.

They recorded 59 scores of a ton or more with their leading marksmen being Alex Brown (100x14) and Luke Johnson (100x12).

Quinton Taylor (27.33) gave a good account of himself in the singles when winning 3-0 in 18, 18 and 19.

The only point won by Plympton Cons was gained by Nathan Langdon (100x12).

In a much closer encounter, The Tradesman won by the narrowest of margins away at Bluebird B, the highlight being a 3-0 win for John Mann (31.98) in 15, 16 and 16.

Keith Lemon brought the sides level at 5-5 only for Paul Tackle to win the decider 3-1.

The week’s top checkout was executed by Brewery Tap’s Paul Gavican with a mark of 160 while other notable outshots were also achieved by: Mark Williams (135), Daniel Sheikh (115), Dave Harbin (112), Brian Lumsdon (103), Dave Meyrick (102).

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