Geordie Morton takes a massive step towards finishing in the top eight

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Geordie Morton has all but sealed his place in the coveted top eight after clinching two fine wins this week in the Knack Darts Premier League.

Firstly, Morton strolled to a 5-1 victory over Neil Richardson which included two 15 dart legs and an excellent 136 finish.

Secondly, Geordie faced an out-of-sorts Kevin Elliott and produced another dominant performance to win 5-2.

Morton enjoyed two 100-plus finishes of 118 and 120 and winning legs of 16, 17 and 18 darts (twice).

Elliott faced off against Neil Mather in his other match, where the honours were shared in an entertaining 4-4 draw.

Dave Prins cemented his place at the top of the league table with two excellent wins.

Prins easily saw off Eddie Ashman 5-0, with best legs of 16, 17, and 18 (twice) darts.

Next up was Neil Mather and despite an impressive display, Prins again ran out a 5-0 winner aided by a maximum and best legs of 13 and two 15 darters.

Tyne and Wear County player Rob McCluskey came away with maximum points on the night with two solid victories.

McCluskey beat David Brown 5-2, with two best legs of 19 darts, and an excellent 15 dart leg with a 104 checkout.

Rob then faced the impressive Dan Gillibrand and despite Gillibrand leading 3-2, McCluskey rallied back to win the game 5-3.

Brown was a comfortable 5-1 winner over Ray Malarky in his other game.

Gillibrand shared the spoils in a 4-4 draw with Durham County star Paul Clark and was a comfortable 5-1 winner against Dougie Hall.

Dougie Hall found himself on the right side of a 5-1 result in his other game against John Allen, with best legs of 17 and 18 darts.

Allen drew his other game with Anth Skelton, with Skelton clocking out a 108 check out in a best leg of 18 darts.

Skelton again shared the spoils with Kevin Guy in a 4-4 draw, with best legs of 17 and 19 darts.

Guy responded by dismantling Barry Rutherford in a crushing 5-0 win, aided by a 15 dart leg.

Rutherford’s night didn’t get much better as he was beaten by the same score by Tyne and Wear youngster Lee Walton, who hit two maximums and a best leg of 16 darts.

Davey Thompson was a 5-3 winner over Paul Clark in his only game of the night.

John Scullion found himself on the wrong end of a 5-3 result to Philly Dunn, who is starting to settle back into the league.

Scullion hit a maximum and a best leg of 15 darts, while Dunn had best legs of 18 and 20 darts.

Dunn played Neil Richardson in his other game and was impressive throughout including 15 and 16 dart legs as well as two maximums and a brilliant 148 checkout.

Anth Skelton beat Ray Malarky 5-2 in his third and final game of the night.