Mather off the mark in style against Squire

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NEIL Mather claimed his first Coors Knack Premier League victory of the season with a superb 6-3 win over John Squire.

Mather hit three 19-darters and a 20-dart leg among his winning legs, while Squire’s best came in 16. He also posted a 21-darter.

Steve Skinner moved up to sixth place in the table after a comfortable 6-1 win against Anthony Gale.

Paul Williams climbed into pole position after a 6-0 victory over Spiller Henderson, with his best legs coming in 17, 18 and 20 darts.

Kevin Guy strolled to victory over Neil Richardson in a one-sided match, while Eddie Ashman hit a maximum and had best legs of 17, 18 and 20 darts as he outgunned Paul Gillibrand 6-1.

Ray Malarkey secured another win when he defeated John Allan 6-3, while Neil Rose fought off a spirited display from Dan Gillibrand as Rose maintained his 100 per cent start with a 6-1 victory.

Davey Thompson had two games on the night. He first met Anth Skelton, with the first six legs being shared out.

However, Skelton took the next two legs with the help of a maximum to open up a 5-3 lead.

Skelton looked on course for an excellent win, but Thompson came back to win the final two legs to claim a 5-5 draw.

Thompson had better luck later in the night when he fought off a high-scoring performance by Alan Smith to win 6-1 and remain unbeaten.