Paul Williams aims true to clinch Darts title again

ALL AIMING TO WIN: The finals line-up for the Thorney Close Premier League. Left to right: Marco Laybourn, Ian Jarvis, Chris Jarvis, Alan Slight, Chris Bolam, Andy King, Paul Williams and Sue Edwards.
ALL AIMING TO WIN: The finals line-up for the Thorney Close Premier League. Left to right: Marco Laybourn, Ian Jarvis, Chris Jarvis, Alan Slight, Chris Bolam, Andy King, Paul Williams and Sue Edwards.
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PAUL Williams clinched his second successive Thorney Close Premier League title in a thrilling final against long-time rival Chris Bolam.

In the final, both men had two 180 maximums in a high-class match.

Bolam showed himself again to be one of the top players on the local darts scene, collecting early legs in 14 and 11 darts, with Williams hitting back with a pair of 15-darters.

Bolam surged ahead again with a brace of 15-darters of his own, only for Williams to show his resiliance with a pair of 19-darters.

The two then traded legs before Williams clinched the title with another 15-darter to win the match 11-9.

In the semi-finals, Bolam saw off Andy King 9-4, hitting two 180s and legs in 11, 17, 18 and 19 darts. King hit three maximums of his own and had legs in 15 and 16 darters,

Williams defeated Marco Laybourn 9-5 in his semi, with two legs in 14 darts, one in 16, and five legs in 18 .

The champion had survived an early scare, needing all 13 legs to win over outsider Alan Slight in the quarter-finals.

Slight showed he was up for the fight, coming from 5-1 down after Williams had surged ahead.

Slight hit back to force a decider with two maximums, only for Williams to wrap up the match in 15 darts.

Bolam had set his stall out early with a 7-0 win over Sue Edwards, while King got the better of Chris Jarvis 7-2.

Laybourn had squeezed through his quarter-final with Ian Jarvis, winning 7-5.

H In the First Division play-off, Mick Watson ensured another season of Premier League darts with a 5-4 win in the final over Steve Carr.

Both men had a pair of 18-darters in the match.

In the semis, Watson hit legs in 17 and 18 darts to beat Anth Devine 4-0, while Carr got through 4-3 with legs in 15 and 20 darts against Adam Lafferty.