Prins stands firm to hold Williams

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WEEK seven of Seaham’s Knack Darts Premier League produced another tremendous night of darts, with no fewer than three 12-dart legs hit on the night.

The eagerly anticipated clash between the reigning champion Paul Williams and Peterlee’s Dave Prins produced a mesmerising 4-4 draw.

Williams hit a maximum and had winning legs of 16, 17, 18, and a brilliant 12-dart leg finished with a 121 checkout.

Williams led 4-2, but Prins, aided by a 180, came back to share the points with winning legs of 16, 17 (twice) and 19 darts, which saw Williams drop his first points of the season.

Williams showed his metal in his first game of the night when he found himself 3-0 down against Durham County legend Kevin Elliott, with Williams taking five straight legs to win 5-3, with two 180s and best legs of 15, 16 and two 17 darters.

Elliott hit a 180 and three 18 darters including a 120 checkout.

Elliott then beat Eddie Ashman 5-2 with another 180 and and a fantastic 12-darter.

Dave Prins found himself 2-1 behind against Davey Thompson before he also hit a second 12-darter to win 5-2.

Thompson had to come from behind in his second game to draw 4-4 with Anthony Gale.

Anth Skelton surged up the table with two 5-1 wins.

Firstly, he beat John Allan which included two 180s and best legs of 18, 19 and two 20 darters. Skelton then defeated Rob McCluskey.

McCluskey was a 5-1 winner in his other game against Barry Rutherford.

Neil Rose moved into fifth place after wins over Ray Malarkey (5-0) and Kevin Guy (5-3).

Steve Skinner also secured two victories, beating David Brown 5-1 before dispatching Dan Gillibrand 5-2.

Earlier Dan was a 5-1 winner over Anthony Gale while Brown won his second game 5-1 against John Allan.

Spiller Henderson drew 4-4 with Kevin Guy before beating Jimmy Ashett 5-0.

Ashett drew 4-4 in his first game against Geordie Morton.

Morton also drew his second game against Paul Gillibrand.

Neil Mather claimed wins over Paul Gillibrand (5-2) before beating Neil Richardson by the same scoreline.

Ray Malarkey collected his first point of the season in a 4-4 draw with Barry Rutherford.

Neil Richardson and Eddie Ashman also drew 4-4.