with a very entertaining four game success against Andy Bush, before Andy made an immediate return to the action to overcome Phil Marshall in a very similar fashion, which made it 1-2 Argyle.
Kasra, buoyed by his earlier win, then extended his side’s lead, with another fine performance versus the much improved Stuart Gibson who was unlucky to lose the first two games, both 9-11.
Stuart then deservedly took the third 11-7 before again missing out by a whisker 11-13 in the fourth.
Southport’s captain and number one Paul Harrison then commenced battle with Mohammadi in the contest of the night.
First game to Mo, 8-11, second to Paul 11-9.
Mo was back in the ascendancy in the third 8-11 again to him.
A tremendous fourth saw the attacking play never stop, Paul edging it 13-11, before Mo finally won it 6-11 in the fifth, which made it 1-4 for the visitors. Phil’s victory over Stuart in four games then made the match at least safe.
That 1-5 lead was soon 1-6 when Mo beat Bill in three straight, and with Tom then completing the singles with a convincing four game success against Paul, only the doubles stood in the way of a resounding Argyle win.
It’s a strange phenomenon, that even though you have lost out heavily in the singles, the doubles can sometimes recover some pride, which is exactly happened.
Firstly, Paul and Andy made it so difficult for Tom and Mo, and with the home pair keeping risks down to a minimum, they sneaked it 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 12-10. Second doubles pairing Bill and Stuart did a repeat performance on Phil and Kasra.
An even closer scoreline of 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11 saw the home side do the double so to speak and made the final score 3-7 to Argyle F.
A really superb match with an even better twist at the end.
Elsewhere, joint leaders Argyle H mustered up a great 2-8 win at the Para’s (23pts) where new boy Ollie Moir chipped in with a full quota of wins.
Argyle G had a 7-3 home win over Crosby G, whilst Argyle J who have become the clubs veteran team with a dash of youth, had a remarkable 1-9 win at Crosby H.
Finally, Princes St F look like the dark horses from here after an 8-2 home win against Southport D, their potential will come under scrutiny next week when they face leaders Argyle F.
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