In the Sid Dennis and Son Ltd Division One of the darts league, leaders Ex Service 501s played Ex Service Cobras in the in-house derby and took all the singles to have an unassailable lead.
They then took the first two pairs to lead 10-0.
But the Cobras final pair of Paul Smith and Andy Thompson beat Graham Fitton and Kev Dickinson to save face.
The 501s had Chris Fletcher 2 x 140, Gary Garton 131, 3 x 140, Graham 2 x 140 and Kev 2 x 125 and 135 on target.
Arctic Shrew Monkeys got their first win of the season as they entertained Liberal Lads and leading 6-4 with the final pairs to go it was Martin Bell and Colin Lees that won the game and the match for Shrew Monkeys’ first points.
Colin hit the winning double and it was ice to see Colin back and the league hope he continues in his recovery.
Liberal high scorers were G Mcquillan 123, 125, 135, and Mick Peech 121, 2 x 135 and 140, while Shrew Monkeys had Dave Tuplin 131, 134, 140, and Rich Garner 2 x 140, 111 finish and 16, and 18 dart legs.
The Marine Steelers travelled to Barkham Arms and came away with the points winning 9-3 with Mark Thompson 135, 2 x 140, a 180 and a 15-dart leg and Shaun Willson 177, 180, Ian Chamberlain 2 x 140, Dan Starkey 121, 140, and Kristien Thein 2 x 121, 140 all their big scorers.
Meanwhile, Steve Kirkham 121, 123, and Ken Wilson hit 123, 126, 137 and a 16 dart leg were the Barkham top scorers.
Ex Service Sports took on Finnigans, and dished out a 10-2 beating.
R Millar scored 2 x 140 and Phil Lonslow 2 x 121 top scored for Finnigans and Steve Wolstnholme scored 3 x 140. Graham Froud hit 2 x 140 and Brad Martin 2 x 125, 135, 138 who were the Sports top scorers.
In Division Two Ex Service C took on Royal oak and you could have been mistaken for thinking this game took place in Division One, with Tony Parkin of the Royal Oak hitting 2 x 125, 140 and a 127 finish, with Ian Fawcett adding to the quality play with a 140 and a 160 and Ex Services Dean Carnall hitting 174 and a 17 dart double leg with league stalwart Chris Hulley.
Then captain Alfie Dennis and partner Sean Carnall hit a 21 dart pairs leg to win the match 8-4 for the home side.
The Welcome Hillbillies took on stablemates Welcome Anchors and it was the Anchors that took a 5-1 singles lead to control the match and although they lost the first pairs they ran out 9-3 winners with Andy Hardy hitting 125 and 140.
League leaders Vine took on unbeaten Seaview Raiders and inflicted the Raiders’ first defeat, as they ran out 9-3 winners to cement their position at the head of the table, A Jobes scored 2 x 121 and was The Vine’s top scorer, Seaview had Geoff Poulter 129, 139, and skipper Steve Emsen 2 x 140 on target.
The Liberal Adams Family lost the first two singles at the Cricket club, but ended up 8-4 winners.
Liberal Us took on WMC Aces and despite a couple of great finishes, including a 123 for D Martin and a 111 for Matt Reeson, it was the Aces who ran out 8-4 winners.
The league remind players not to forget the AGM at Skegness WMC takes place at 7.30pm on Friday, November 28 and the Tony O’Shea fun bus is sold out. However, you can still be part of the day by turning up at any of the pubs.