Rump takes the title in super style

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LEE Rump clinched the Thorney Close Premier League’s First Division title with a 5-3 win over second-placed Jack Revely – his 20th victory of the campaign.

This result means that Revely – who dropped to third – will need to win his final match of the season to secure promotion to the Premier Division.

George Slight edged out Tony Bryant 5-2, who also lost 5-1 to Darren Johnston, while play-off chasing Anth Devine enjoyed a 5-3 win over Dan Scott in a match worthy of Premier status. Scott had a 20 darter and two legs in 21, with an 85 finish. Devine had a 20 darter of his own and a trio of legs in 21.

Colin Richardson’s play-off hopes faded after he fell to a 5-2 defeat to nephew Gary Richardson. Colin’s highlight was a 21-darter, while Gary wons legs in 19 and 21 darts, plus a 71 finish on the bull.

Adam Lafferty beat Jamie Scott 5-2 to ensure a play-off slot.

In the Premier Division, Paul Williams has once again set the standards high, leading up to finals night in the.

He overcame a defeat at the hands of Ian Jarvis last week to collect two victories to ensure his number one seeding for the campaign’s end.

Firstly, Williams beat relegated Alan Garden 5-1, then he outgunned Marco Laybourn, arguably the league’s in-form man in recent weeks, 5-0.

Laybourn rallied to hit two maximums and a 113 checkout in an exciting draw with play-off qualifier Ian Jarvis.

Andy King, who will take bronze, collected two wins, beating Alan Slight 5-3 before again being made to work hard to sink Vince Lorraine 5-2.

Chris Bolam and Alan Slight shared the spoils in a thrilling 4-4 draw. Bolam had superb legs in 14, 17 and 20 darts, plus a 180, while Slight hit back with a 15-darter and two legs in 20.

Steve Richardson won against Walter Scott in a match which needed all eight legs. Richardson’s finishing made the difference, with checkouts of 94 and 83 on the bullseye in the final leg.

Sue Edwards cemented a finals night place with a 5-0 win over Tony Richardson. Edwards had a trio of solid legs in 16, 19 and 21 darts.

Andy Lincoln grabbed two 180s in a 4-4 draw with Bobby Turnbull. Vince Lorraine and Mick Watson also shared the points in a 4-4 draw, with Watson taking legs in 19 and 21 darts.