Allan produces the goods to move on up

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JOHN Allan moved up a few places in Seaham’s Knack Premier league as he produced his best darts in the league this season to secure two fine wins.

He opened with a 5-2 win against Tyne and Wear County player Rob McCluskey, helped by 18, 20 and 21-dart legs.

Allan followed that up with a 5-1 victory over Ray Malarkey aided by two 18-darters and a 19-dart leg, as well as a 115 checkout.

Kevin Guy was in excellent form as he also won both his games, triumphing 5-2 against Anthony Gale and Steve Skinner with a 180 in both games, plus legs in 16 darts, 17 (three times) and 18 (twice).

Skinner fared better in his opening match of the night as he beat Malarkey 5-0, helped by a couple of 20-darters.

Kevin Elliott was superb as he beat Barry Rutherford 5-1 with two maximums and best legs of 16, 18, 19 and a brilliant 12-dart leg.

Anth Skelton was next up, with legs of 15, 18, 19 and 20 darts helping Elliott to another 5-1 success.

Lee Walton moved into eighth place with 5-1 victories over Dan Gillibrand and Anthony Gale, with best legs of 15, 17, 18 and 19 darts.

Dave Prins was in fine form as he hammered third-placed Neil Rose 5-1, with winning legs of 18, 16, 15, 18 and 17 darts, with Rose replying in 18.

Prins followed up with another 5-1 win over Rutherford, with a 180 and two impressive 15-darters and a 17-dart leg.

Paul Williams remains unbeaten after two top-drawer performances. He beat Spiller Henderson 5-0 with 15, 17 (twice) and 18-darters, as well as a 116 finish.

Williams then had winning legs of 16, 19, 19, 18 and 14 darts as he inflicted a second defeat of the night on Rose, who won his solitary leg in 14 darts.

Davey Thompson never dropped a leg as he cruised to victories over Neil Mather and Rob McCluskey, with five 18-darters among his winning legs.

The league’s surprise package, Geordie Morton, again produced some superb darts as he picked up another four points.

He had an excellent draw against Eddie Ashman, despite his opponent hitting a 180 and 13 and 14-darters.

Morton hit best legs of 15 and two 18-darters as he defeated Mather 5-2 in his second game, with Mather hitting a tremendous 138 checkout and winning legs of 17 and 18 darts.

Ashman had 17, 18 and 19-darters as he beat Henderson 5-2 in his second match.

Paul Gillibrand dropped just one leg after two excellent wins. David Brown was first up but could not handle an impressive Gillibrand, who ran out a 5-0 victor.

In his second game, Gillibrand showed no mercy to nephew Dan Gillibrand with a 5-1 win and best legs of 17, 18 and 19 darts, while Dan hit a 180 in his 19-dart winning leg.

Neil Richardson managed a 117 checkout as he ran out a 5-1 winner over Brown as he leapfrogged his opponent in the table. Richardson was beaten 5-1 in his other game against Anth Skelton with a 123 checkout and best legs of 18, 19 and 21 darts by Skelton.