Price is right for Martin after five wins in a row

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MARTIN Price made it five wins in a row as his surge up the table has taken him into the coveted top eight of Seaham’s Knack Premier League.

Price enjoyed a 5-3 victory over Barry Rutherford, with an excellent 16-darter in the deciding leg enough to see him claim the win.

Graham Mullen was in tremendous form again as he overcame Spiller Henderson 5-1 with a brilliant 14-darter, including a maximum. backed by winning legs of 17, 18, 19 and 23 darts.

Davey Thompson made it nine wins in a row as he destoyed John Squire, with legs of 18 and 19 darts his best, including a 111 checkout.

Ronnie Gill secured his first win at the fourth attempt since joining the league with a hard-fought 5-2 win over Eddie Guy, while Ryhope’s John Redpath whitewashed Ray Malarkey.

Leader Paul Williams was again in fine form as he fought off Murton’s Neil Mather to win 5-2 with winning legs of 16, 17 (twice), 18 and 22 darts.

Alan Smith won an eight-leg thriller with Steve Skinner to make it two wins in as many weeks with legs of 17, 18 and 20 darts doing the damage.

Anth Skelton was left disappointed after dropping two points against Anthony Gale in a nervy affair which ended 4-4. Skelton dropped out the top eight in the process.

Neil Rose returned from holiday to face two on-form players, but it was a rare off-night for Kevin Guy as Rose fought back from 4-2 down to snatch a point.

Rose repeated his feat later in the night as he again came from 4-2 down to seal a 4-4 draw with Eddie Ashman.

Guy again dropped points later in the night as Neil Richardson pulled off a shock draw, thanks tp best legs of 18 and 21 darts. Guy’s best were in 15, 19 and 21 darts.

Results: John Redpath 5 Ray Malarkey 0, Ronnie Gill 5 Eddie Guy 2, John Squiz 0 Davey Thompson 5, Neil Rose 4 Eddie Ashman 4, Graham Mullen 5 Spiller Henderson 1, Anthony Gale 5 Anth Skelton 4, Alan Smith 5 Steve Skinner 3, Neil Richardson 4 Kevin Guy 4, Martin Price 5 Barry Rutherford 3, Neil Mather 2 Paul Williams 2. Kevin Guy 4 Neil Rose 4

Seaham Knack Premier League

P W D L F A Pts

Paul Williams 21 19 1 1 101 28 58

Graham Mullen 21 17 3 1 98 43 54

Kevin Guy 21 16 4 1 99 42 52

Eddie Ashman 21 15 1 5 89 42 46

Davey Thompson 21 14 2 5 85 45 44

John Redpath 21 12 4 5 85 61 40

Eddie Guy 21 12 1 8 79 62 37

Martin Price 21 12 1 8 81 67 37

Anth Skelton 21 10 6 5 83 68 36

Neil Rose 21 10 4 7 79 73 34

Ronnie Gill 21 9 2 10 70 73 29

Steve Skinner 21 5 6 10 70 80 21

Anthony Gale 21 5 6 10 58 86 21

Spiller Henderson 21 5 3 13 54 84 18

Neil Mather 21 5 2 13 51 86 18

Alan Smith 21 5 2 14 61 83 17

Neil Richardson 21 4 4 13 52 91 16

Barry Rutherford 21 2 2 17 43 94 8

John Squire 21 2 2 17 39 97 8

Ray Malarkey 21 2 1 18 29 98 7