The Vintage Bar became the first team in two years and over 25 league games to inflict defeat on Drumgor when they had a comprehensive 6-2 victory over the champions to cement their status as league leaders.
Conor Mallon got them going with a 2-1 win over Marty Craig before Joe Duff levelled winning 2-0 against Mo Campbell. Then came a run of four successive wins for the leaders with Dee McCready beating Stephen Duff 2-1, John Cinnamond beating George Chambers 2-0, Dee Blaney beating Eamon Duff 2-1 and when Oliver Toland got the better of Pearse Richardson also 2-1 it was match over as they steamed into a 5-1 lead.
Clive Hanna pulled one back for Drumgor with a 2-0 win over Brian McCavigan, but it was Keith Beale who wrapped up the match beating Shane Lennon 2-0.
The INF got their first win of the season when they came from 2-0 down to win the last six games to beat Clann Eireann.
Kevin O’Loan had a 2-1 win over Vincey Culbert and when Michael Scullion beat Marty Murray 2-0 the home team were sensing victory. Seamus Tallon had a 2-0 win over Neil McCluskey and Paddy Magill beat Mark Brady 2-0. Terry Morrow had two 21 dart legs on way to beating Ciaran McMahon 2-0. Lee Culbert took advantage of Mark Magee’s missed doubles to win 2-1 and make the tie 4-2 to the INF. Marty Crossan wrapped up the win beating Nathan McCabe 2-0 and then Dave McCusker finished the last two legs in 20 and 21 darts to give the INF a 6-2 win.
The Celtic Club enjoyed a 5-3 win against Eire Og. Sam Frazier beat Gerard Crewe 2-0, winning his legs in 18 and 16 darts before Adrian Hutchinson beat Micky Dunwoodie 2-1 to level matters. Sean Farren continued his good form beating Hugh Heaney 2-1 and when Dessie Dunbar made hit a 13 dart leg and he made it 3-1. Noel Dunwoodie pulled one back for Eire Og beating Andy McConnon 2-0 but when Gordy Owens and Martin Haddock got their first wins beating Mark McLernon and Chris Cinnamond it secured the points for Celtic. Paul Callaghan beat Tommy McErlene 2-0 but it was too little too late.
The Trojans fell 7-1 to Stables. Chris Lewsley got the match going with a 2-0 win over Brian Devine, Michael Lamb had 2x 140’s and 3x100’s as he beat Andy Fairbairn in 19 and 13 darts. Hugh Campbell made it 3-0 when he beat Davy Vaughan sr 2-0. Next up it was Tony Rutherford against Pat Curran and Tony was the first person to beat Pat this season with a 2-0 win to give the Trojans their only win of the night. Peter Morris got the better of Paul Lewis 2-1 before Shane Tallon had 2x140’s and 2x100’s as he beat Stuart Matchett 2-0. John Bishop made his debut for the Stables and hit a maximum 180 on way to a 2-0 win over Rab Lewis.
Aaron Furphy also made his debut and recorded a 2-1 win over Dave Vaughan Jr to finish the night for the Stables winning 7-1.