ONLY two wins separate the bottom of the Weymouth ADC Premier League from the three players tied in fifth spot as some big names sink into the relegation zone.

Two players in the drop zone, Chris Burton and Trevor Honnor, are still in search of their first win of the season as neither player could take advantage in their match, as Honnor led 2-1 before Burton took out a great 94 to seal the draw.

Burton started the night with a 3-1 defeat to current leader Andrew McDermott, while Honnor hit a 180 in the last leg to save himself in his contest with draw specialist Arnie Quinn.

This was Quinn’s sixth draw in eight matches leaving him in search of his first win of the season, he then ended the night with a heavy 4-0 loss to third-placed Drew Tweedy.

It was a perfect night for Tweedy who hit a fantastic 160 out shot and 15-dart leg in his 3-1 win over Simon Churchill.

The top two are slowly pulling away from the rest of the league, as they opened up a five-point gap between themselves and third spot.

Playing one more game on the night than leader McDermott, Danny Aplin took advantage by claiming two wins out of three and gaining a draw in his final match.

With his 3-1 victory over Burton, McDermott came from behind to claim another 3-1 victory, this time over Mark Samways.

Samways started his night off hitting a 122 out shot on the bull to take the lead against Aplin, who came back strongly and took the next three legs and the win.

A 4-0 success for Aplin over Churchill in his second match meant anything other than a loss in his final match would see Aplin go back top. When trailing 2-1 to Mel Burton, Aplin hit a last leg 15-darter to claim the draw and return to the top of the summit.

Brothers Mel and Chris Burton shared the points in their match, as Mel had to hit a 16-dart last leg to save the draw.

Like the battle at the bottom of the Premier Division, the top of the Championship Division is hotting up as three points separate Shaun Lampard at the top and Paul Paice in fifth.

Lampard regained the lead off of Nigel Davis, who had a night to forget losing both his matches 3-1 to Paice and Terry Tucker respectably.

Tucker, who is only two points off promotion with two games in hand still on the players above him, hit a 100 out shot in his victory over Davis before going one better as he hit a 130 out shot in his 3-1 win over Billy Short.

Lampard returned to the top of the table with an opening 4-0 whitewash of Matty Betts, before coming from behind to claim a 3-1 triumph over winless Scott Gannon.

Simon Sharpe was the big mover on the night as he moved above last week’s leader Davis and into second spot with an opening 4-0 win over Betts, which then was followed by a 2-2 draw with Short. A draw for Short was enough to keep him in fourth spot and above Paul Paice on leg difference who had a 2-2 draw with Tucker and two other victories.

Both players scored consistently well in the match, but it was Paice’s clinical finishing that saw him over the line and in touching distance of the promotion slots.

At the beginning of the night, Lloyd Honnor sat rock bottom of the league, with only one leg to his name but he had a fantastic night and moved off the bottom of the table as he claimed his first win of the season.

Honnor’s 3-1 victory came in his match with Gannon, and that first win was very nearly followed by his second .. as he led Knell 2-1 before being pegged back for a draw and a point.