Nash And Grab For Leaders Tradesmans A

Leaders Tradesmans A took a big step towards securing the title in the Plymouth and District Friday Darts League after defeating their closest rivals St Johnston A 8-5.

The Stonehouse side were as many as 6-1 up after the team games thanks to a spell which included a maximum from Paul Nash.

Nash's teammate Mike O'Brien also finished from 82 and took his individual game to give him a share of a two way tie at the top of the individual table on 16 wins from 18 starts.

The one leg the Keyham side did win in the team events was in 38 darts when Glyn Wells teamed with Kieran Burns and Andy Downton for a 26.34 average over 1001.

The four singles that St Johnston A took made the score more respectable but they have a lot of work to do in their two games in hand as they now trail by nineteen points.

The aforementioned 38 dart leg was pipped to the lowest of the week prize by one dart as Simon Washington (27.05) won his individuals in 37 in Octagon's 7-6 win over Mainstone.

Mainstone fell behind by as many as 7-3 before adding the last three singles to keep the overall score tight at the end of play.

Ker St climbed off the bottom thanks to an 8-5 away win at Kings Tamerton with just four points no separating the bottom three in the race for the league's wooden spoon.

Pennycross are now at the bottom of that mini league after they narrowly lost to Tradesmans B by a 7-6 scoreline.

Martin Dean produced the highest checkout of the week across all fixtures for the victors with a fine 113 finish.

Dan Cole hit a maximum in St Johnston B's 8-5 win over Steampacket which allowed the Keyham side to leapfrog the team from Devonport into fifth place.

Third placed King Billy were as many as 5-2 before a capitulation in the singles allowed Queens Arms to come away with a 7-6 win in a last leg decider.

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