A DOUBLE-14 finish saw Mel Gregg claim her first victory of the season in her 4-1 win over Paul Paice and was Gregg’s best performance of the season which included a 180 and numerous 100+ scores in the Weymouth ADC Singles League.

However, with the euphoria of her first win Gregg came back down to earth as she suffered two 4-0 defeats to Andrew McDermott and Chris Stones in her final games of the night.

McDermott had a fantastic evening and ended up with four 180s to his name and a 105 shot out to note.

After starting the night winning the 1001 shot out in 31 darts McDermott found himself 2-0 down to Simon Sharpe who had a 180 in their opening game before he re-found his scoring and won 4-2.

A 4-1 win over Matty Paice saw McDermott reclaim second spot off Andy Masters.

The highlight of the match was Paice’s only leg taking out 80 on the bull, hitting five with his first dart Paice then hit 25 bull.

Current leader Danny Aplin claimed three more victories on the night which saw him drop just one leg all evening, Aplin had a 130 shot-out in his first match against Scott Gannon who unfortunately suffered a forearm injury in his 1,001 attempt beforehand.

A 4-1 win over Sharpe and then a 4-0 win over Simon Churchill, which included a final leg 15-darter, saw Aplin keep his three-point lead at the top.

Masters carried on with his good form as he hit two 180s and cemented a top three finish as he won both games on the night, Masters had a 120 shot out in his 4-0 win over Adam Mckay before he beat Mark Samways 4-1.

Samways’ earlier 4-1 win against Stones keeps him six points clear of eighth spot Trevor Honnor and more than likely grabbing the final play-off place.

Arnie Quinn ended the night in fourth spot and he started off the night having two 18-dart legs in his 4-2 win over Honnor who himself had a 17-dart leg in a closely-contested match before going on to defeat Churchill and overtaking him in the league table.

Quinn had a 180, two 15 dart legs and only giving Churchill one dart at a double showed why he is a dark horse for the ADC title and a 4-2 in his final match against Paul Paice gave Quinn six points on the night.

Despite defeat in his first game of the night, Honnor kept his chances of a top-seven finish alive by beating Paice 4-0 in their match and it turned out to be a night to forget for Paice who suffered three defeats in total.

Wayne Jordan had a great night as he picked up maximum points from his two matches which started off with two 15 dart legs in his 4-1 win over Dave Butler and then carried that good form into his next match as he beat Mckay 4-0.

Mckay’s highlight of the night came in his 4-2 win over Chris Burton when he took out a 115 shot and subsequently the match.

Burton made up for this defeat by condemning Butler to his second defeat of the night when he won 4-0 which moved Burton into 13th position.

Another player hoping to end the season on a high and trying to finish with a couple of positive results was Matty Paice and his bullseye finish against McDermott was his moment of the night as he suffered defeat in his first match 4-0 against Stones.

The ADC singles finals night will take place on Friday, March 16.

Doors will open at 7pm while the players will start at 7.30pm at Weymouth Angling Club which will consist of three play-off matches, two semi-finals a third fourth play-off and the final itself.

180s: McDermott x4, Masters x2, Aplin, P. Paice, Honnor, Gregg, Quinn, Sharpe

100+ out shots: Aplin 130, Masters 120, Mckay 115, McDermott 105


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