DANNY Aplin turned on the style hitting some scintillating darts in all four of his victories to take top spot in the Weymouth ADC League table.

In the 4-1 victory over Paul Dormer, Aplin’s last three legs came in 15, 15 and 14 darts, with a 141 and 116 checkout along the way, plus three 180s on the night.

Aplin overtook previous leader Andrew McDermott who himself managed another 100 per cent record with three wins from three.

McDermott hit three ton-plus checkouts and a 180 with his best leg coming against the classy Simon Sharpe, McDermott hitting a 130 out for a 12-dart leg.

Sharp endured a tough night picking up one win from his three fixtures, courtesy of a 4-2 result against Chris Burton.

Burton’s night improved as he picked up two victories and a 180 in his hunt for a top-12 finish.

New boy Ian Lloyd picked up a fantastic 3-3 draw against Sam Ward; also securing two other victories and a draw complete with a 122 checkout and two maximums.

Paul Paice’s top-12 hopes took a hit as he only managed one point from three fixtures, including a surprising 4-1 loss to Scott Gannon which proved to be Gannon’s only highlight of the evening, as he himself suffered two defeats.

Simon Churchill showed his class with a 100 per cent record, winning 4-2, 4-1 and 4-0 and picking up a 180.

Arnie Quinn turned out to be the draw specialist on Monday night as all three fixtures ended in a 3-3 draw, including a see-saw game against Mark Samways.

Samways’ night ebbed and flowed as he lost 4-2 to Ward but picked up a hard-fought 4-2 victory against Mel Burton.

Burton took three points from six on the night and scored a 180 to keep himself in the hunt.

Dave Butler picked up a great 3-3 draw against Ward and another against Quinn to keep his season moving.

Stewart Masters, despite losing to Aplin, scored a solid 4-2 win against Paul Dormer and a 4-1 against young Eddie Knell.

Andy Masters managed two draws and a win from his four fixtures plus a loss to Paul Dormer.

The battle of the anglers saw Billy Short and Terry Tucker draw 3-3.

Short did manage to pick up another draw and a win but Tucker’s night did not improve losing 4-1 to Lloyd and McDermott.

Trev Honnor kept his top-12 hopes alive with three points from three fixtures.

There were 10 ton-plus checkouts and 15 maximums, highlighting the league’s strength.


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