Third Loss On Bounce For P&D Title Chasers
After cruising through the first fourteen games undefeated and looking like winning the league at a canter, St Johnston A have now gone three games without success in the Plymouth & District Friday Darts League.
Despite ten tons from both Glyn Wells and Kieran Burns, Kings Tamerton claimed a 7-6 win over the title chasers on the very last game thanks to Paul Sanders last leg salvo.
After losing the team game, Wells and Burns teamed with Andrew Downton to take a 33 dart 1001 trebles for a 30.33 average, which was the lowest number of darts in the league.
Burns also checked the highest finish of the week with a fine 96 kill in a defeat that leaves St Johnston A an awful lot to do to get their title bid back on track.
Tradesmans A now hold a twenty-five point lead after they took all but one point on offer from their visit to Indian Inn.
Three of the league's four maximums were hit in the contest with Luke Johnson and Nick Dodd striking for the Stonehouse side as well as Mark Hatherley firing back for the defeated team.
Hatherley (27.05) also won the only point picked up by his Stoke side with a 37 dart leg, which kept him joint top of the individual table with Tradesmans Mike O'Brien.
The highest checkout in this contest went to Jayden Dodd who threw 80 in one visit on a brilliant night for the leaders.
Also winning in double figures were Queens Arms who came away from their trip to Steampacket with a 10-3 victory.
That win leaves the Tamerton Foliot team with a sizeable lead over St Johnston B who won 8-5 against Tradesmans B.
Sean Taylor chalked up a 180 for the visitors from Keyham in the only notable contribution of the contest.
Ker St went down 9-4 at home to Mainstone; a result that leaves three points separating the three teams at the bottom of the table.
Dave Wyatt (25.05) finished his singles in 40 darts as his Octagon team won 10-3 in their visit to bottom side Grenville.