Robinson’s on the up

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MARK Robinson moved in to the top eight of Seaham’s Knack Premier League for the first time after he secured two brilliant victories.

First up for Robinson was Neil Mather, whose slack finishing cost him dearly as Robinson came out on top 5-2.

Later on an Barry Rutherford was defeated by the same scoreline with Robinson hitting his first maximum of the season and his best leg came in 17 darts.

Mather collected his first point since joining the league with a 4-4 draw against Neil Rose after battling back from 4-2 down with an excellent 16-dart deciding leg.

Kevin Guy took full advantage of Jimmy Ashett’s absence to move into pole position with a tremendous 5-1 win over Ryhope’s John Redpath.

Guy raced into a 4-0 lead with legs of 18, 18, 20 and 22 darts, and after missing three darts at double eight for the whitewash, Redpath checked out on 100 in two darts.

However, Guy wasn’t to be denied in the next leg as a superb 15 darter completed by a 106 finish saw him take the points.

Eddie Ashman was also in fine form as he comfortably beat Spiller Henderson 5-1 with winning legs of 21, 17, 13, 19 and 23 darts.

Graham Mullen hit two maximums and a 131 finish as he beat Martin Price 5-1.

Alan Smith moved up the table after cruising to a 5-0 win over Ray Malarkey.

Paul Williams had best legs of 18, 18, 19 and 21 darts when he beat John Squire 5-1.

Anth Skelton looked on course for a stunning victory when leading 4-1 against Davey Thompson.

However, he had to settle for a point as Thompson came back to snatch a point.

Skelton’s best legs were 19 and 20 darters, while Thompson hit 18-ton plus scores including a 180 and a 115 finish.

Neil Richardson hit his first maximum of the season, but he was another player who blew a lead when he was 4-2 in front against Anthony Gale, but had to settle for a 4-4 draw.

Week 7 results: Mark Robinson 5 Neil Mather 2, Kevin Guy 5 John Redpath 1, Spiller Henderson 1 Eddie Ashman 5, Martin Price 1 Graham Mullen 5, Neil Rose 4 Neil Mather 4, Paul Williams 5 John Squire 1, Alan Smith 5 Ray Malarkey 0, Neil Richardson 4 Anthony Gale 4, Anth Skelton 4 Davey Thompson 4, Mark Robinson 5 Barry Rutherford 2.