Octagon Dare To Dream Of Premier Title Bid

Octagon A were the biggest winners in the Monday Premier League thanks to a 10-1 demolition of King Billy with Lewis Dare notching sixteen ton plusses in the tie.

Two of those scores were maximums and the young marksman took legs in 18,14,15 in a 3-1 singles win.

Dare also paired with Kieran Burns to win a 601 doubles game 2-0 in 23 and 20 darts for a fine 27.95 average per dart.

Next highest scoring player was Jayden Dodd who ploughed in thirteen tons, including a maximum, with singles winning legs of 16,17,17 in his 3-1 win.

A fourth maximum of the night came from Paul Palmer (26.37) who also won a leg in 17 in his 3-0 win.

Legs of 16 and 18 darts were aided by some of an eleven ton haul by Alfie Ford who's opponent, Scott Wapshott, fired back with a 16 darter of his own.

Wapshott had a fine individually with thirteen tons whilst Andrew Cook also notched eleven of his own for the defeated side.

That win leaves the Stonehouse side nine points off the top with a game in hand and in prime position to pounce on any mistakes by leaders Tradesmans.

That's not looking likely at present with top team winning well again; this time Octagon B were the victims by a 9-2 score.

The single highlight of a difficult night for the Octagon B was Simon Washington's 132 checkout, which was taken out with two bullseyes followed by double 16.

Tradesmans talisman, John Mann, produced fifteen tons and won a leg in 17 darts; a feat that was also matched by teammate Jaden Whitting.

Alec Turner was the next best scoring player with ten tons whilst stablemate Mike O'Brien is now the new outright individual leader thanks to his 3-0 win.

O'Brien replaces Scott Cook whose Victory B dropped a place to third thanks to a mini collapse at the end of their 6-5 win at Indian Inn A.

The Honicknowle side were cruising at 6-2 up before losing the final three singles with Harry Bull taking out Cook 3-1 thanks to the majority of his thirteen ton haul.

Cook himself did play some fantastic stuff with a maximum and eleven tons but this wasn't enough to derail the youngster who is well in the mix to take the individual title.

The pair are now tied with seven others on 36 points in joint second in that particular race.

Danny Bull was also a winner by a 3-2 scoreline over one of those aforementioned, Paul Gavican, with the Indian player producing two 180s and nine other three figure scores on the night for eleven overall.

Bull's teammate Mike Whatley also won his singles 3-0 thanks to a final leg 105 checkout, which was the largest of the contest.

Four players from the Victory A team reached double figures in ton plusses in their 7-4 win at home against Indian Inn B.

The most prominent of which was Ryan Harris whose ten ton haul included a 180 and the highest checkout of the week; a brilliant 137 kill.

Harris was joined on ten by teammates Tony Tasker and Quinton Taylor whilst Darren Collis was the highest scoring player of the contest when notching fourteen three figure scores.

Taylor also won a leg in 17; a feat that was also bettered by Collis who won a leg in the singles phase in 16 darts.

It wasn't all one way traffic with Paul Freeman producing eleven tons for the defeated visitors.

Bottom side Firkin Scholar almost took full advantage of Union Inn's lack of activity thanks to a 7-4 win over Bluebird A, but remain one point behind their rivals for the league's wooden spoon.

The highlight of the win was a 130 checkout from Brum Jeavons whilst Alan Masters top scored for the Compton side with ten tons.

The other two teams from the Bluebird, the A and C teams, met with the A team coming away surprise but deserved 7-4 winners.

There was two 180s in the contest, one for each team, with Dale Halford firing for the winners and Glenn Halford adding nine more tons to his maximum to give him double figures for the evening.

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