Tight At The Top

St Johnston A took advantage of leaders Tradesmans inactivity with a 12-1 victory at Mainstone in the Plymouth & District Friday Darts League.

The Keyham side were rampant from the first "game on" call of the evening, reeling off twelve unanswered points largely thanks to their star players Kieran Burns and Glyn Wells both hitting twelve three figure scores.

Burns added maximum to his total whilst Wells (27.81) secured his individual game 36; a league wide low for the week.

Whilst Mainstone were largely outclassed, veteran Dave Jones did hit a maximum whilst teammate Vernon Lavers won his singles game in the last tie of the match.

The two challengers for the title cannot afford any slip ups during the run in with St Johnston A being thirteen points behind with thirteen extra to play for due to a single game in hand.

Joint biggest winners of the week Queens Arms secured all but one point from their home clash with Tradesmans B.

Steve Harris hit the only maximum of the match whilst Alan Jewell hit the biggest finish of the week; a 110 finish in one visit.

Ker St belied their lowly league position to almost defeat their top half opponents Octagon; falling short to a 7-6 defeat in the end.

The Devonport team went as many as 6-3 up thanks to a spell which included a maximum from Jordan Turner.

However, their Stonehouse rivals roared back to claim the last four singles games with the winning point coming from the hand of wily veteran Dave Wyatt in the last tie of the contest.

The lead changed hands no fewer than three times between Kings Tamerton and Indian Inn before Del Cole's last leg triumph gave the hosts a 7-6 victory.

Dan Searle hit an 88 checkout for the winners whilst Louis Yates ploughed in maximum for the defeated team.

Mark Hatherley (26.34) held onto his lead in the race for the league's singles title with an emphatic 38 dart win.

Pennycross came away from their clash of the bottom two with an 8-5 win over rivals for the wooden spoon Grenville.

A third success of the campaign for the home side was accented by Mike Parker's maximum with the win giving them a four point cushion between themselves and the St Judes team.

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