There’s already a familiar look about the top of the A League as Portland A and City Taxis both sit unbeaten after two matches. Portland A recorded a 12-0 whitewash over visiting side Ord Arms. Portland player Shonny MacLeod hit a 180 and his team-mates David Fraser and Jim Hunter checked out on 116 and 100 respectively. Hunter and Shane Wharton of the Portland both hit 15 dart legs as did Davey Fraser from the Muir of Ord side.
Uncle Bobs held a 5-3 lead against City Taxis as they went into the doubles but the Taxis fought back strongly to win all four pairs matches and clinch the two points with a 7-5 scoreline. There were 9 maximums in the match with two for Andy McIntosh and one each for Robert Mackenzie, as part of a 12 dart leg, Steve Mitchell, Kevin Clark Jnr, Doug Milne, Willie Taylor, Kevin Maclean and Michael Maclean. Milne and Michael Maclean both hit 15 dart legs.
Culloden Moor Inn opened their account for the season with a 9-3 victory over Raigmore B. All the top shots went to Raigmore however as Laurance Woolley, Nigel McEwan and George Main all hit 180’s and Donald MacPerson checked out on 100.
In the B League East End Arrows assured themselves of top spot after their second win this season, defeating Rileys A 8-4. Mark MacGregor and Don Maclean Snr hit 180’s for Rileys whilst Steve Brough hit one for the Arrows. Rileys player Rab Thorburn hit a brace of 171’s for the second week running.
Gellions maintained the pressure on the Arrows as they move into second spot with a 7-5 win over Rileys B. Top finish in the match went to Gellions player Liam McAskill with a 101 checkout whilst three Rileys players notched a maximum, Brian Sutherland, Frank Cairney and Paul Lewis.
Legion A recorded their first win of the season with a 7-5 victory over Battlefield Bullies. Scott Mackinnon of the Legion hit a 180 whilst Ronnie Morrison and S. Allan from the Bullies both checked out on 100.
In the C League Portland X remain unbeaten and take their point tally to 3 after a comfortable 8-4 win over Clachnaharry Spikeys. The only maximum in the match went to Spikeys’ player Jim MacNeil.
Thistle Inn move clear at the top of the table with a 9-3 victory over Raigmore A. Gary Gray from Thistle notched the sole 180 of the match.
Phoenix Flames went 5-3 up against Ceol Mor after the singles but the visiting side raised their game during the doubles to force a 6-6 draw.
Tonight the individual league doubles take place at the Portland Club with players from within their own divisions playing for the three titles up for grabs.
Team captains are reminded that where possible league fees should be paid at the doubles.
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