Tradesmans Slip Let's Neighbours In
Octagon A are the new leaders in the Monday Premier League after a 10-1 win over Bluebird A.
There was a marvellous fifteen ton plusses for Octagon stalwart Lee Hellings with teammates Paul Palmer, Alfie Ford and Jayden Dodd also reaching double figures with twelve, eleven and ten respectively.
Six of the seven maximums were hit by the away side with Lewis Dare and Paul Palmer notching a brace, and teammates Dodd and Hellings had one each with Alan Masters replying for the Compton side.
There was also two ton plus finishes with Kieran Burns and Jayden Dodd expertly taking out 107 and 114 each.
However, these fine efforts were beaten by Bluebird's Shaune Kittle in his 3-1 individual success with a superb 132.
Now second placed Tradesmans could only manage a 6-5 triumph over the Indian A, which leaves them three off the pace.
Despite the disappointing result, Fred Goldsmith still found a 100 finish and there was a maximum for Jaden Whitting.
There was twelve three figure scores for John Mann with teammate Mike O'Brien also racking up eleven, as did Harry Bull for the Indian.
One of Bull's tons was a 136 checkout, which proved to be the highest of the week in the league.
Victory B have now bunched up to within two of Tradesmans in third after a 9-2 success over Bluebird's B team.
Scott Cook was the top performer in this tie with thirteen tons, including a maximum, which aided him to legs of 15 and 16 darts.
Paul Gavican was also a good foil to his teammate Cook with a 110 finish and a maximum contributing to ten tons on the night.
Despite the heavy defeat, the Bluebird B's Dan Hurley and Dale Halford still managed to plunder twelve and ten tons each with the latter also contributing to the maximum column.
A small gap has opened up between the title chasing pack and the King Billy who slipped to a 6-5 reversal at the hands of Bluebird C.
Despite his side's defeat, Scott Wapshott ploughed in fifteen three figure scores, including a maximum, for the home team with teammate Andrew Cook adding ten.
Wapshott also had a leg of 16 darts with Cook adding a 17 darter of his own.
These efforts were only bettered in the match by the Compton side's Glenn Halford who won a leg in 14, which helped him win the deciding point for the away side 3-1.
A superb night individually for Halford also included a maximum; one of twelve ton plusses in the contest for him.
Halford's stablemate Glen Austin also put a maximum on the scoresheet to round off a successful night for his side.
This result allowed Victory A move to within three of the King Billy after they won 9-2 away at bottom side Firkin Scholar.
Quinton Taylor was undoubtedly the man of the match with two maximums, an 18 darter and a finish of 88.
Youngster Frankie Stout also added his name to the maximum column with teammate John Turpin's 72 checkout being beaten on the night by Damian Chalmers with a fine 106.
The Union Inn were involved in a fourth 6-5 scoreline from five starts; unfortunately suffering a narrow defeat against Octagon B this time around.
There was sixteen ton plusses for Simon Washington for the home side with Dan Giles replying with ten of his own for the Plympton team.
The Stonehouse side had Dave Wyatt checking out from 109 before Paul Barclay stepped up last on at 5-5 to seal the win with a 3-2 win over Tim Giles.