Lead Extended In Open League... Just!

Division A leaders, The Cherry Tree A, survived a big threat to their unbeaten start to the campaign after only winning on a last leg decider against second placed Weston Mill Oak Villa B.

The Pennycross side started as they have in most games this season with two 180s in the first leg from Phil Taylor and Kev Doel and stretched their lead to 2-0 by taking both trebles games.

And that lead proved pivotal in the end result with the teams trading blows throughout the contest, one after another, with the match eventually won by Marc Webber in a last leg decider.

The Weston Mill side may feel aggrieved with four of the six individuals going down to last leg deciders with any of those also proving critical to the outcome of the game.

Of the fifty-eight three figure scores hit between the two sides, it was George Beckett who was most prominent with nine tons, one of which was a maximum to make it three on the night for the away side.

There was also a 17 dart leg for Kayleigh Adams in her 2-1 individual triumph with Jonathan Easterbrook replying with one of his own.

This win gives Cherry Tree A an eleven point lead and ensures the undisputed top side in the division so far remain unbeaten in seven outings.

Ker St C gained a couple on Weston Mill Oak Villa B and are now just three behind the second placed team after a 7-4 win over Cherry Tree's neighbours, Pennycross.

The Devonport team racked up thirty-one ton plusses, including a 180 from Robbie Bisgrove, with Des Dugdale replying with one of his own for the home team.

The Lugger fell into the clutches of Ker St B and St Levans who all now make up a three way tie for fourth after the Devonport side were defeated 7-4 away at Mainstone.

Of the forty three figure scores the two teams chalked onto the board, it was Mainstone's veteran Dave Jones who provided the only maximum of the matchup.

There was also two maximums for St Levans' Keith Carter in their 9-2 away win over bottom side Cherry Tree B and Ker St B won 7-4 in their home tie with Weston Mill Oak Villa A.

In Division B, King Billy made it seven from seven with a solid 8-3 win over Fortescue but lost a couple of points of their lead after Ford jumped into second with a 10-1 at home to second bottom side Ker St D.

Jevon Rimmer was in top form for the Ford Hotel with ten ton plusses on the night; a remarkable feat when you consider the shortened format compared to other leagues.

There was also an 80 finish from teammate Sean Taylor on a wholly successive evening for the Ford outfit who may well yet make a challenge for the Division B title.

Despite winning 7-4 over the Shakespeare, thanks in part the good form of Paul Jacobson and Danny Perryman who had 84 and 86 checkouts respectively, The Railway dropped a place to third.

Falstaff are now just a point behind Railway in fourth after a routine 10-1 win over bottom side Weston Mill Hotel and Prince Maurice inflicted a third defeat of the campaign on Octagon by 7-4.

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