Masterful Williams mauls Malarkey

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PAUL Williams made it 19 consecutive wins to maintain his 100 per cent record in Seaham’s Knack Premier League.

In yet another ruthless performance, the Sunderland star hammered Ray Malarkey 6-0.

After winning the first three legs in 20 (twice) and 23 dart, Williams stepped up a gear as he cruised home with two excellent 15-darters, including a maximum and a match-clinching 141 checkout, plus a 17-dart leg.

Davey Thompson moved up to second place with a fine display as he beat John Allan 6-2, while Neil Mather fought back from 5-3 down to draw 5-5 with Steve Skinner.

The draw moved Mather, who had two 19-darters, back into eighth place. Skinner hit a 180 in a best leg of 17 darts.

John Redpath also hit a maximum as he outgunned John Squire 6-1.

Tyne and Wear County player John Nicholson made it two wins in a row as he moved to within a point of the top eight with a hard-fought 6-4 win over Anthony Gale.

Neil Rose enjoyed a comfortable 6-1 win over Spiller Henderson, with best legs of 17, 18 and 21 darts, while Anth Skelton moved into fifth place thanks to a 6-2 win over Alan Smith, with three 21-darters his best efforts.

Neil Richardson and Barry Rutherford could not be separated in a close-fought 5-5 draw, while impressive Dave Brown was a convincing 6-0 victor against Kevin Guy.

Results – week 18: Anth Skelton 6 John Allan 1, Dave Brown 0 Neil Richardson 6, John Squiz 1 Davey Thompson 6, Anthony Gale 3 Kevin Guy 6, Paul Williams 6 John Redpath 3, Spiller Henderson 2 John Nicholson 6, Steve Skinner 6 Ray Malarkey 0, Neil Mather 6 Alan Smith 3

Week 19: Anth Skelton 6 Alan Smith 2, Neil Richardson 5 Barry Rutherford 5, Davey Thompson 6 John Allan 2, Kevin Guy 0 Dave Brown 6, John Redpath 6 John Squire 1, John Nicholson 6 Anthony Gale 4, Ray Malarkey 0 Paul Williams 6, Neil Rose 6 Spiller Henderson 1, Neil Mather 5 Steve Skinner 5.

Knack Premier League

P W D L F A Pts

Paul Williams 19 19 0 0 114 26 57

Davey Thompson 19 15 2 2 103 43 47

Kevin Guy 19 15 2 2 104 45 47

Neil Rose 18 14 1 3 96 48 43

Anth Skelton 19 11 3 5 92 68 36

John Redpath 19 11 1 7 92 65 34

Steve Skinner 19 9 5 5 93 68 32

Neil Mather 19 8 3 8 83 80 27

John Nicholson 19 7 5 7 79 83 26

Anthony Gale 19 8 2 9 81 86 26

Alan Smith 19 7 3 9 77 88 24

Barry Rutherford 18 7 2 9 64 87 23

Neil Richardson 19 5 3 11 71 90 18

Spiller Henderson 19 4 3 12 63 94 15

John Squire 20 5 0 15 55 105 15

Dave Brown 19 4 1 14 47 95 13

Ray Malarkey 20 2 0 18 25 115 6

John Allan 19 1 2 16 47 110 5