PORTERS are the new leaders in division one of the Devon County Super League after inflicting on Galaxy (Torquay) a 7-2 defeat.
Scott Cook (18.39) won the opening point with a 4-0 victory before the visitors took two on the bounce, but those were the only points that they were to win.
Sam Frampton (24.05) emerged a 4-2 winner, aided by a 14-darter before man-of-the-match Mark Shears (26.72) (pictured) won 4-0 in 19, 18, 16 and 22.
Phil Stewart (18.30) kept the scoreboard ticking over when he won in four straight legs before Scott Wapshott (22.78) came from behind to win 4-2.
The Marksman finished an 18-darter with a kill of 106 but despite trailing 2-1, took three on the bounce for victory.
Antony Hayman (25.55) emerged a 4-2 winner in 19, 19, 17 and 20 before Paul Palmer (22.93) was taken the full distance despite having led 3-1.
The Wanderers (Victory Inn) remain bottom of the table after being edged out 5-4 by London Inn.
The Okehampton side won the match as early as the sixth set with only Warren Page (17.75) emerging a home winner before a late rally produced three wins on the bounce for Steve Barnes (16.91), Steve Crane (17.17) and Alan Masters (20.65).
Following two successive defeats, Maritime B returned to winning ways and defeated Kings Molton (South Molton).
Malcolm Johns (21.58) sandwiched two winning points for Kings by a 4-3 margin before the hosts took three on the bounce through Phil Hoyle (20.67), Frankie Stout (22.67) and Dan Sheikh (22.71).
Kings moved to within one of their rivals when winning set seven, but two 4-1 victories from Sean Burkitt (17.74) and Ryan Ring (19.63) sealed a 6-3 success for Maritime B.
Maritime lost 6-1 to Shipwrecks (Crediton) in the ladies’ division although three of the defeats went the full distance.
Kerry Jenkins was the only winner coming from 2-1 down to deliver a 3-2 victory, clinching the fifth and deciding leg with an outshot of 126.