Leek & District Darts League
IT'S NOT often that Dyers Arms III lose two consecutive league matches – but that's what happened when they came up against an improving Ball Haye Tavern I.
Lee Murfin was the star for the home side with the score at 4-4, as he held his nerve to decide matters against Bodgers old boy Craig Dunn-Fox.
Ashcombe Park have now returned to the top, courtesy of a well-earned victory at Dyers Arms IV.
At the bottom of the table, Wellington put the boot in on Snooker Club to push them into a relegation spot.
There was no change at the top of Division Two, as both Travellers Rest II and Lazy Trout comfortably negotiated their fixtures.
Third-placed Red Lion were the leader's victims, which puts the top two well clear.
The bottom two met and it was Abbey who took the honours to leave Stafford Arms still without a win.
The top two clashed in Division Three. Leaders Horseshoe did not have it all their own way but still managed to keep their unbeaten tag intact. Prince of Wales are maintaining third place but are still some way off the pace.
Ball Haye Green Club and Blue Mugge II are still leading the way in Division Four with Hare & Gate clinging on to third spot, despite 'Puffing Billy' Howson failing to stop the express of Sara Bentley.
In Division Five, Boat Inn sunk Dyers Arms almost without trace, while the other man-of-war, Valiant, kept up their challenge with a win at Snooker Club. Bird in Hand scored a rare win at Rose & Crown.
The clash of the titans in the basement tier saw leaders Flying Horse III end Ball Haye Tavern's unbeaten run to leave them well ahead.