No change at the top in week of excellent showings
THERE is no change at the top of the Plymouth City Super League after the leading duo both won 10-1 in what was a week of some excellent performances.
League leaders Brewery Tap made it 16 wins on the bounce, when they defeated The Fawn in a match that produced six maximums, two from top scorer John Mann (100x16).
Andy Bates (30.67) had a great single’s win in 17, 15 and 17 while Dave Clemson caught the eye for the visitors when hitting a 13-darter before being edged out 3-2.
Octagon Social Club consolidated second spot when beating Bluebird Bandits and put 60 throws of a ton or more on the scoreboard.
Neil White and Dave Pethick (26.34) won their doubles in 38 before Dave Matthews and Alfie Ford (100x13) were successful in 31 (32.29).
Victory Inn A remain in third place after they also won in double figures when defeating St Levan Inn 10-1, buoyed by a 30-dart doubles victory for Lewis Dare and James Preen (33.37).
Victoria edged out Ker St A by the narrowest of margins while Kings Tamerton defeated Kings Arms B 8-3 in a fixture that produced five maximums.
Dave Johns for the Oreston side top scored with 13 ton-plus throws which included an outshot of 155 but was beaten to the week’s highest checkout by joint-winner Simon Godfrey (pictured) who finished at the first time of asking from 160.
That mark was also achieved by Clifton’s Wayne Town when finishing a 15-darter for a 3-2 win but ended up on the wrong side of a 6-5 scoreline when Victory B came from behind to edge it 6-5.
No fewer than seven maximums were recorded in The Staddy’s 8-3 victory away at Bluebird A with four of them coming in John Donald’s (180x2) 3-1 victory over Lee Roberts (180x2).
Simon Kelly was also on target for The Staddy when he hit checkouts of 130 and 124 in a 3-1 singles success.
Matt Thompson hit a brace of 180s for Steam Packet in their 7-4 defeat of Hyde Park while Plympton Cons won a close encounter away at Maritime A.
Jonathan Easterbrook (180x2) made it 5-5 for the hosts only for Andy Bond to win the 11th and deciding point for the Plympton side.
Plympton Cons A also won by narrowest of margins when they entertained Maritime B, the highlight being a 29-dart doubles success for Dave Collins (100x15) and Lee Rodmell (34.52).
Maritime made a great effort from 5-2 down to level at 5-5, only for Tony Teal to attain the match-winning point for Cons.
Notable outshots were achieved by: Marc Webber (147), Phil Taylor (136), Ian Heggie (114), Dave Pethick (105), Shaun Dring (101), Gary Eaton (100).