Melton Darts League: Generous Briton stay unbeaten with Crown win

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Gen Briton B became the only unbeaten team in the Melton Darts League and head the Boat Premier Division by seven points after their 8-3 win over Crown Bye.

Gen Briton JMX kept up the pressure in second after coming back from 3-1 down to win six straight legs and beat the Welby 7-4.

The Stute were on the receiving end as Blue Moon racked up another win, 8-3, and Shoes Tucks edged past Harboro Ugliffe 6-5 on a final game decider. Shoes drop to fifth while Harboro stay ninth.

Harboro X are up to fourth after becoming the latest team to inflict a heavy defeat on relegation-threatened Noels who were beaten 10-1. Boat P returned to winning ways with a 9-2 victory over Gen Briton X to go third.

* Shoes All Stars’ winning run continued to go third in the Half Moon Division as Harboro Jabs were thrashed 10-1 and drop to the bottom.

White Hart Tub stayed top, but were pushed all the way by Half Moon D and just got over the winning line 6-5. Second-placed Anchor took advantage to close the gap to just two points by beating Boat D 9-2.

Gen Briton Nut Dogs were in no mood for compromise as they sunk Boat B 9-2 to leapfrog them in the table. Jeb Chapman narrowly missed out on a 170 finish.

Cutting Room are now the only team without a win after a 7-4 loss to Half Crowns, but surprisingly moved off the bottom of the table as fourth-placed Swan Ducklings overwhelmed out-of-form Snooker Club 10-1.

* Half Moon DC remained top of the Phil James Architectural Division, nine points clear, after beating stablemates Moon Z 8-3.

Second-placed Blue Bell closed the gap with an impressive 10-1 win over Grapes F, while improving Boat SS took the first nine legs against Black Swan C who replied late to take the last two legs. Saddle Pirates are not out of the race in third and are just eight points behind the Bell after a 7-4 win over Crowning Glory.

White Hart A trailed Swan Reem 3-0, but won the first five singles and took the game 7-4 to move up to fourth.

Harboro Seniors notched their first win of the season, 6-5, against fellow strugglers Kettleby Cross.

180s: S. Rayson (Blue Moon), P. Silk (Blue Moon), D. Povey (Boat P), N. Long (Welby C), J. Beedie (Gen Briton), G. Betts (Boat D), D. Harrison (Black Swan Reem), R. Wallis (Blue Bell).

High Finish: F. Jackson (Boat P) 106, J. Butler (Boat P) 122, R. Gregory (Boat B) 102, M. Fotheringham (Half Moon D) 120, P. Pope (Half Moon DC) 101.