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BRUCE A and the Spinners met on Monday night, both in search of their first win of the season and the visitors got off the mark in style with a 6-1 victory.
Paul Bass was on song with a 2-0 win to open the match and there was no let-up for the Bruce as Ian Wadsworth, Mick Hatton, Paul Johnson and Bob Tankard all won for the runaway Spinners.
Rob Graves put the Bruce boys’ only point of the night on the board but Wadsworth and Bass sealed the deal in the doubles to cap a fine 6-1 win.
Queens A fought back at Albert Place to sink the Ship Inn 5-2.
Glen Valentine opened up proceeding with a 2-0 win over Alex Pegg but with 21 and 20-dart legs – the second a 91 checkout – the match evened up.
Ships captain Dan Rimmer then edged out Simon Goda but Mark Billing took the first and a trio of tons in the second saw him level at 2-2.
Two-nil victories for Mark Turner and Neil Podmore then royally sealed the match for Queens, and with Turner and Valentine beating Lee McCabe and Jay Glover in the doubles the final score was 5-2.
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Mick Smith levelled the match but Queens captain Mike Hunter hit Neil Ridgway with both barrels to make it 2-0. A 118 outshot for Dave Higginbotham helped the Queens’ crusade, as he saw off Cross’ Jim Turner for a 3-1 lead.
Mark Cairney then redressed the balance. He took just 37 darts to beat Rob Lockett, ending with a 116 checkout.
It was left to Tomek Ludwicki to seal the win, allowing Queens to relax in the doubles, and Ridgway and Cairney made sure there was no runaway result, taking that match for a 4-3 final score.
Nags B were humbled 6-1 at the Railway, despite Allen Leigh firing them ahead in the opener.
But it was downhill all the way from that point. Paul Barnett got the Railway back on track with victory over Kieran Nelson and new signing Liam Fisher caught out Andy Bowman for a 3-1 lead.
Gaz Hughes and Paul Wedgbury chalked up wins four and five before Hughes teamed up with Fisher for a victory in the doubles over Bowman and Andy Forrest.
Sporting Club got their second straight 6-1 win, Bruce B their victims.
Gordon Shaw’s opening win was added to by Chris France and James Bickerton put Sporting 2-1 up with a win over Cliff Wilkinson.
Captain Dan Burgess finished off the Bruce, beating Roger Graves 2-0 to make it 4-0 overall.
Eddy Bainbridge won a defiant consolation for Bruce but Ade Dickenson finished the singles off with victory over Derek Turner. Bickerton and Dickenson completed the 6-1 win that sees Sporting hit heady heights.
British Flag were Monday’s other winners, beating their hosts Flowerpot 5-2.
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