Ashman destroys Mather

Eddie Ashman.
Eddie Ashman.
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Eddie Ashman was in scintillating form in the Seaham Knack Premier League when he thrashed a shell-shocked Neil Mather 5-1.

Ashman took the opening leg in 14 darts and then won the next three legs in 23, 14 and 18 darts to move 4-0 ahead.

Mather checked out on 90 to pull a leg back, but Ashman hit his nineteenth maximum of the season as he clinched the win in a 17-darter.

Neil Rose finally ended his losing streak as he overcame Ray Malarkey to win 5-2, with best legs of 19 and 21 darts.

Ronnie Gill continues to improve after some time out from the game before joining the league, when Anthony Gale proved no match for Gill as his power scoring and clinical finishing saw him come out a 5-1 victor.

Paul Williams again showed why he is the Knack’s number one as he whitewashed Spiller Henderson to remain top, with Williams winning in 14, 18, 24 and 20 darts (twice).

Kevin Guy proved too strong for Steve Skinner when he won a hard-fought battle 5-2, to remain in second place, with a maximum and winning legs in 16, 20, 19, 22 and 21 darts.

Ryhope’s John Redpath stays sixth after a tough 5-2 win over Alan Smith.

After sharing the first four legs, it was Redpath who upped his game as he hit a 180 and took the last three legs in 17 and 20 darts (twice) to claim the win.

Neil Richardson leapfrogged Smith after a surprising 5-2 win over Eddie Guy.

Davey Thompson showed all his battling qualities as he recovered from 4-1 down, against Martin Price, to snatch a draw.

Price enjoyed winning legs of 24, 17, 21 (twice) darts, while Thompson’s were in 17 darts and 19 (three times)

Results: Ray Malarkey 2 Neil Rose 5, Ronnie Gill 5 Anthony Gale 1, John Redpath 5 Alan Smith 2, Eddie Guy 2 Neil Richardson 5, Davey Thompson 4 Martin Price 4, Eddie Ashman 5 Neil Mather 1, Spiller Henderson 0 Paul Williams 5, Steve Skinner 2 Kevin Guy 5.