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West End dart to top with Imperial romp
12:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
WEST End LMR B’s 7-1 romp at Imperial maintained their unblemished record and returned them to the Crewe Liberal Club Open League Premier Division summit.
Second-placed Pioneers A beat West End Band C 6-2 to go six points above Cosey Club, who walloped Nantwich Road A 7-1 as Mark Jodrill won in 14 and 19 darts and Simon Preston hit a 180.
Elsewhere, Vine A’s Sean Potter and White Lion B’s Aaron Ayres also hit maximums as Imperial’s only winner, Ian Rathbone, fired an 18-darter.
Pioneers A trio Pete Boughey, Tony Richardson and Wayne Plant hit 16, 17 and 18 darts respectively.
Division One league leaders Prince of Wales C hit promoted counterparts White Lion A for six to maintain a two-point buffer over rivals Nantwich Road ASLEF, who beat Flying Lady A.
Duke of Bridgewater moved third after beating Broughton Arms, for whom Stuart Gilligan made a 14-darter.
Melvyn Roberts included a maximum in his 14-dart leg for Prince C, while John Knibbs, Express, Paul Sheehan, Hop Pole A, and Clive Lucking, Earl of Chester, bombed 17 darters.
Sydney Arms and Cheshire Cheese lead the way in Division Two, but were held at Horse Shoe and Bridge A as Pioneers beat Rising Sun A to move level on points with Cheese.
Sun’s Steve Cornes, Nomads’ Paul Walton and Bridge C’s Tommy Clarke all enjoyed 19 darters, Clarke ending his with a bull.
Mark Broomhall hit a 180 for Woodside, as did Tony Blount for Bridge C while Cheese’s Craig Smith and Shoe’s Cliff Williams clocked 106 and 102 finishes respectively.
All changed in Division Three where Rileys Club A moved top by a point after a 5-3 win over Coppenhall Ltn and Oddfellows Club dropped to second after a home loss to Captain Webb.
Kings Arms B leapfrogged Brunel Arms A into third after beating Flying Lady B 6-2 and Liberal Club gained their first win at the expense of fellow strugglers Vine C.
Reg Corbett won in 18 and 20 darts for Oddfellows, Shaun Young hit an 18-dart leg for Liberal and Karl Goodwin a 19-darter for Rileys Club A.
Swan and Chequers top Division Four, despite letting a 3-1 lead slip to draw with Raven, while Cumberland won 5-3 at Waldron and Rising Sun B whitewashed Dishers Club.
Whitewashing Last Orders Inn sent Willaston Club 12 points clear of Duke of Bridgewater in Division Five, despite skipper Trevor Dawson and Gareth Hall helping Bridge overturn a 3-0 deficit to win 5-3.