FORMER Durham CIU champion Eddie Guy has joined the Seaham Knack Premier League following the shock withdrawal of Jimmy Ashett.
And the newcomer wasted no time in showing in showing what he has to offer when he faced Alan Smith.
Despite an expected nervy opening few legs, he he found himself 3-2 down, but he rallied to win the last three legs.
He win included a 102 finish and clinched the three points with a 90 checkout on the bull to win 5-3.
Southwick’s Paul Williams was full of confidence after his heroics in the Benidorm Classic, where for the second year running he was beaten in the final by current Knack Open Champion and Tyne and Wear’s number one Andy Chalmers.
Williams avenged last year’s final result which saw him beating Magnus Caris in the last 16, before an incredible win over Blackpool’s Ronnie Baxter in the quarters.
However, Williams fell at the last hurdle against Chalmers.
Paul’s form continued with a stunning victory over Anth Skelton with winning legs of 23, 18, 20, 21 and 19 darts.
Davey Thompson won 5-0 against Neil Richardson.
Graham Mullen and Mark Robinson were involved in an eight-leg thriller and when leading 3-2, Robinson looked on course for a shock win, but Mullen’s quality prevailed as he won the last three legs.
Eddie Ashman also came from behind as he recovered from a 2-0 deficit to edge out Martin Price 5-3.
Barry Rutherford moved off the bottom of the league for the first time this season with a 5-1 victory over Steve Skinner.
Kevin Guy remains in touch with the leaders after a 5-1 win against Ray Malarkey.
Ryhope’s John Redpath stays seventh despite only taking a point in his 4-4 draw with Anthony Gale.
Murton’s Neil Mather hit a maximum in a best leg of 17 darts, but had to settle for a draw against Spiller Henderson.
Neil Rose had to fight off a spirited display by John Squire with two 20-dart legs.by Rose the best in a 5-2 win.