Dare & Halford Play Out Classic

Two of Plymouth's top marksman, Lewis Dare and Glenn Halford, faced off in an epic encounter during Octagon A's 8-3 win against Bluebird C in the Monday Premier League.



Both players had a 15 dart leg with twenty-one three figure scores being traded in the game by the pair in a 3-2 win for Dare.


Dare's 120 kill usurped a 114 checkout in the same game by Halford; two of seventeen and fifteen three figure scores overall on the night by the pair.



Glenn Austin's fine 106 finish in his singles had to settle for fourth best of the evening because Halford also checked 110 in one visit during his 22 dart 601 doubles success with Lee Roberts.


That doubles game was bettered by teammates Mark Henley and Nick Perring who chalked up a 21 darter over the 601 distance in a 2-1 defeat to Dare and teammate Neil White.



Dare and White had to work hard for their success with winning legs of 21 and 18 that gave them a winning leg average of 30.82; a game in which Dare hit a maximum to add to his impressive tally.


White went on to reach eleven three figure scores and won a leg in 18 darts in his individual game that ended in a 3-1 defeat to Steve Brocklesby.


On a remarkable night personally for Dare, he also teamed up with Paul Palmer and Alfie Ford to notch a fine 801 trebles win in 29 darts for a 29.62 average.



Jayden Dodd won well in his singles with a 15 darter contributing to a 3-0 success but his team may have too much to do to wrestle away the lead in the title race.


Tradesmans opened a fifteen point lead thanks to a 10-1 win over Indian B that saw no fewer than four players hitting double figures in tons; John Mann being most prominent with twelve.



One of Mann's three figure scores was a 106 checkout in three darts, which was the highest of the match.


Both Andy Bates and Mike O'Brien notched eleven whilst youngster Jaden Whitting hit ten personally in a dominant display by the Stonehouse team.



Fred Goldsmith's 18 darter was trumped by teammate Bates' leg in 17 whilst Whitting helped himself to legs of 16 and 17 darts for a 3-1 win.


O'Brien's (27.83) three 18 darters in a 3-0 win was the best winning average whilst Mann added a 17 darter to his leg in 15 that was the lowest of a dominant evening.



The only noteworthy contribution of the evening from the defeated away side was Paul Freeman's maximum with Bates and Whitting also joining him in the feat.


Victory B's Scott Cook looks like he's on an end of season playoff collision course with individual leader Harry Bull after Cook ploughed in most of a thirteen ton haul in a 3-0 singles win.



That effort was during a 9-2 win for the Honicknowle team against Firkin Scholar that saw teammate Paul Gavican hit a 180.


Bull himself gained the outright lead in the singles title race with a 3-0 win in Indian A's 6-5 victory over King Billy in which Bull helped himself to a maximum.



Other 180s in the game were hit by King Billy players Scott Wapshott and Andrew Cook, who also went on to hit ten more tons to take his overall total to eleven.


Shaun Dring matched that total and took the winning point of the evening with an accomplished 3-0 win in the ninth tie of the night before the score was made respectable in the last two.



Alan Masters top scored with twelve three figure scores for the Bluebird A as they won by the odd leg in eleven again Octagon B.


Simon Washington was most prominent for the Stonehouse team with eleven ton plusses that included a 180 and the Octagon thrower also won a leg in 16 darts.



Victory A secured a 7-4 win over Union Inn in a match that saw the defeated team produce the majority of brilliance.


Nathan Langdon top scored with eleven tons whilst Steve Towl notched a 112 finish on his way to double figures.



That effort beat the 108 from teammate Dave Hollows whilst the only moment of magic from the triumphant Honicknowle side was a 180 from Quinton Taylor.

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