Victory B Hit Front In Monday Premier

A 9-2 victory over Bluebird C allowed Victory B to take top spot from the Octagon in the Monday Premier League.

Joint individual leader Paul Gavican was the top scorer in this encounter with fifteen ton plusses with Paul Goundry notching fourteen of his own.

Scott Cook, who joins Gavican at the top in the race for the singles title, also reached double figures of tons with twelve and Dan Johnson was the fourth player in the side to do so with ten.

Cook also produced the highest finish of the match and week with a fine 158 kill.

The two undefeated men also contributed the only two 180s in the game for the hosts with Bluebird's Glenn Halford hitting one of his own.

That effort contributed to ten tons ploughed in on the night by Halford with Glenn Austin also joining Halford in the 180 column.

Octagon A dropped to second after winning a titanic tussle with fellow title chasers Tradesmans by the odd leg in eleven.

Octagon A raced into a 3-0 lead in a spell in which Jayden Dodd put the first of five 180s on the board in a 19 darts 601 (31.64) with teammate Alfie Ford.

Luke Johnson and Fred Goldsmith (31.64) replied with a 19 dart doubles game of their own before the Tradesmans made it 3-2 going into the singles phase.

Andy Bates (12xTs) and Lee Hellings (11xTs) produced an epic with the latter coming out on top after legs of 14 for Hellings and 17 for Bates.

Bates also put the second maximum of the match but finished on the wrong side of a 3-2 defeat to put Octagon 4-2 up.

Legs of 17,15,17 darts from John Mann (12xTs) made the score 4-3 before Luke Johnson hit the third max of the night to level.

Two 16 darters from Mike O'Brien gave him a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten Kieran Burns (10xTs) to put his Tradesmans side on the brink of victory.

Lewis Dare (12xTs) levelled for the visitors with an emphatic 3-0 win in 15,14,21 over Fred Goldsmith (10xTs) for a 30.06 average and ploughed a fourth 180 when doing so.

The whole match came down to the final leg with Paul Palmer (10xTs) chalking the final maximum up and taking the game for his side.

Fourth placed Victory A couldn't take advantage of the Tradesmans defeat after they fell to a fourth defeat in eight; losing 6-5 to Indian A.

Two 180s from Danny Bull contributed to eleven tons on the night personally, which was only bettered by thirteen from Victory's Quinton Taylor.

Harry Bull produced a 122 checkout in his singles win in the last tie of the night to give Indian the spoils.

Bottom side Bluebird A won their pub derby with their B side 6-5 for a first win of the season.

Shaune Kittle produced a maximum for the nominated home side for the night with Dan Hurley winning a leg with a 151 checkout in his final tie defeat to Alan Masters which gave the A side the win.

Firkin Scholar and Union Inn played out a fourth 6-5 score of the week with the spoils going to the Plympton side.

Mark Hopkins 116 checkout for the Scholar was the highlight of this matchup.

Simon Washington was Octagon B's top man, hitting twelve ton plusses with a maximum and a 120 outshot in their 7-4 win over Indian B.

Washington was joined in the 180 column by Matt Nicholson who bagged himself a brace.

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