Guy stuns Thompson to climb into second spot

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KEVIN Guy leapfrogged Davey Thompson into second place of the Collinson Jewellers & Coors Knack Premier League in Seaham with a stunning 6-1 win.

Guy raced out of the blocks to establish a 5-0 lead, after Thompson missed some doubles.

Despite Thompson taking the sixth leg, Guy proved too strong with an 18-darter to complete a fine win.

Spiller Henderson returned to form with a 6-3 win over Anthony Gale, while Neil Mather moved up to ninth place with yet another high scoring display in a 6-0 win over Dan Gillibrand which included two maximums, a 115 finish and winning legs of 18, 19 and 20 darts.

After two heavy defeats since returning to the league, Barry Rutherford claimed a hard-fought 6-2 win over Ray Malarkey.

Steve Skinner beat John Squire 6-1 with his best legs coming in 15 and 18 darts.

Leader Paul Williams made it 13 straight wins for the season with yet another classy performance as he comfortably beat Alan Smith 6-1.

Anth Skelton remained in fifth place despite being held to a 5-5 draw by Tyne and Wear County player John Nicholson, with Skelton’s two 180s the highlight.

Neil Rose was a 6-2 winner over John Redpath with winning legs of 17, 19, 20 and 21 darts. Redpath’s two legs came in 20 and 21 darts.

Results: Barry Rutherford 6 Ray Malarkey 2, Neil Mather 6 Dan Gillibrand 0, Spiller Henderson 6 Anthony Gale 3, Kevin Guy 6 Davey Thompson 1, Anth Skelton 5 John Nicholson 5, Paul Williams 6 Alan Smith 1, John Squire 1 Stephen Skinner 6, Neil Rose 6 John Redpath 2

P W D L F A Pts

Paul Williams 13 13 0 0 78 19 39

Kevin Guy 13 11 1 1 75 27 34

Neil Rose 14 11 1 2 77 39 34

Davey Thompson 13 10 2 1 71 27 32

Anth Skelton 13 8 3 2 68 45 27

John Redpath 13 8 0 5 62 42 24

Steve Skinner 13 6 4 3 63 47 22

Barry Rutherford 13 6 1 6 47 52 19

Neil Mather 13 5 2 6 56 58 17

John Nicholson 13 4 5 4 54 59 17

Anthony Gale 13 5 1 7 51 62 16

Alan Smith 13 5 1 7 50 62 16

Spiller Henderson 13 3 2 8 46 65 11

John Squire 13 3 0 10 36 71 9

Dan Gillibrand 13 2 1 10 33 68 7

Ray Malarkey 13 2 0 11 22 73 6

Neil Richardson 12 1 1 10 33 68 4

John Allan 13 1 1 11 36 75 4