Melton Darts League: Harboro X edge Blue Moon in tight tussle

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Harboro X made hard work of their Boat Premier Division victory over Blue Moon in the latest round of the Melton Men’s Darts League.

The Moon fought back from 4-2 down to lead 5-4, but Harboro held their nerve to take the last two legs to move up to third.

Gen Briton JMX couldn’t repeat last week’s impressive win and went down 8-3 to league leaders Gen Briton B 8-3, while Boat P shrugged off the previous weeks slip-up to pip Shoes Tucks 6-5 to stay four points off top spot.

Harboro Ugliffe moved clear of the drop zone with a second straight win, beating Noels D 8-3, while Welby also moved clear of the bottom after taking the first five legs against Gen Briton X in an 8-3 win.

Stute remain winless after also falling 5-0 behind in their 8-3 defeat to Crown Bye who move into fourth spot.

* Second-placed Anchor kept up the pressure at the top of the Half Moon Division, taking eight successive legs to defeat Boat B Anchor 9-2.

White Hart Tub remain two points clear after also winning 9-2 against Boat D. Swan Ducklings produced an impressive performance to outplay Gen Briton Nut Dogs, running out 9-2 winners.

Half Crowns notched up their first win of the season over fellow strugglers Harboro Jabs, 8-3, to move up three places while the Jabs dropped to the bottom. Half Moon D came back from 4-3 down to defeat Shoes All Stars 7-4.

Snooker Club’s revival continued with an impressive 8-3 win over winless Cutting Room who dropped back into the relegation zone.

* The battle for honours in the P. James Division has turned into a three-team race with Half Moon DC leading after an impressive 9-2 win over Swan Reem.

Blue Bell are three points back after their best win since joining the league, beating Black Swan C 10-1. Saddle Pirates are joint second as they whitewashed winless Kettleby Cross 11-0.

Grapes F defeated Half Moon Z 8-3 to move into the top half of the table, while Boat SS also found their form, moving off the bottom with their first win of the season 7-4 over Crowning Glory.

White Hart A found themselves 2-0 behind to Harboro Seniors Hart, but took the next nine legs to win 9-2.