IT WAS a masterclass from father-and-son duo Andy and Stewart Masters on week 11 of the ADC League as both players carried on their great individual form and ended the night with maximum points.

Meanwhile, Danny Aplin hung on to the coat-tails of unbeaten leader Andrew McDermott.

Stewart Masters, who has emerged as a real contender in his second ADC campaign for the title, had another flawless week hitting a 180 and a 106 out-shot in his 4-2 opening victory over Nathan Smith.

Claiming a 4-0 whitewash over Billy Short, Masters ended the night with a close-fought 4-2 win over Nigel Davis.

Andy Masters also hit a 180 as he defeated Terry Tucker 4-1 and then the resurgent Simon Sharpe by the same scoreline.

Due to a last minute withdrawal by Sam Ward, Masters was awarded the match 4-0, while Paul Paice was the other player to claim a 4-0 win over Ward.

McDermott had the bonus of a 4-0 victory awarded to him as his first opponent Chris Stones was absent leaving the leader with two fixtures on the night.

Taking on Adam McKay in his first match, the player who knocked McDermott out of the Wyke Open over Christmas, McDermott made light work of him this time as he won their match 4-1.

Another player to trouble the leader in the first round of fixtures and who should have really handed McDermott his first defeat was Trevor Honnor.

However, like McKay there was no troubles for McDermott in the tie as he won this contest 4-1 also.

With Ward’s absences and three losses going against his name, Danny Aplin took full advantage and regained second spot by winning all three of his matches.

Drawing 3-3 in the opening round of fixtures with Honnor, Aplin did not let a three-leg-lead slip this time as he won 4-1.

In what looked like a tight affair on paper with fifth-placed Arnie Quinn, Aplin dominated from start to finish and won 4-0. Aplin enjoyed the same scoreline in his last match over Shaun Lampard.

Wayne Jordan produced one of his best performances of the season as he defeated current in-form player Mark Samways 4-1.

Jordan was clinical on his doubles and showed signs of getting some of his top darts that has eluded him in the first half of the season.

Jordan started the evening drawing 3-3 with McKay, who hit a 113 out-shot before ending the night losing 4-2 to Chris Burton.

Struggling to turn draws into victories is Paice who took two-leg leads into both of his matches before having to win both last legs to secure the draws.

Arnie Quinn hit two 180s in their match but Paice managed to find a great last leg to snatch the draw.

Paice prior to this match had to hit a 112-out-shot against Simon Churchill to save the draw in this match after leading 2-0.

Churchill another player to hit two 180s had an indifferent evening as he suffered an opening defeat to Shaun Lampard 4-2 before his draw with Paice.

A 4-0 victory over Dave Butler was some consolation for a disappointing night for Churchill whose play-off places took a blow.

Jordan Caughlin put last week’s three losses behind him as he reverted all losses into wins this week, as two 4-2 victories over Davis and McKay was either side off a 4-1 success over Terry Tucker.

Tucker unfortunately suffered 4-1 defeats in all his matches with his only real highlight coming in the defeat to Matty Betts, as his only leg won was with a 111-out-shot.

Betts drew his other two matches 3-3 with Tweedy and Sharpe, the latter of whom, despite defeat to Masters, opened the night with a 4-2 success over Chris Burton.

Burton ended the night with two wins out of three as he beat Davis 4-0, while Honnor hit a 15-dart-leg and 133-out-shot in his win over Lampard.

Drew Tweedy defeated Smith 4-2 and Butler 4-0 to stay in the hunt for a play-off place.

180s: Quinn (2), Churchill (2), Davis, A Masters, Betts, S Masters, McDermott.

100+ out-shots: Honnor 133, McKay 113, Paice 112, Tucker 111, S Masters 106


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