Top three breaking away in Darts league

Dean is enjoying another excellent start to the year for the Snipers. 347083 Picture: DAVID NAGEL

By Marcus Uhe

A pair of thrashings from Predators and Cheers in round six of the South West Gippsland Dart League sent an ominous message to the remainder of the competition about the strength at the top of the table.

Billed as the match of the round, pitting the undefeated Predators against a team in fourth on a three-game win streak, Predators comfortably took care of business with a 12-3 win over Gembrook.

Steve P went ton-less, but strong performances from Jordan and Nathan covered his shortcomings, such is the strength of the team.

Likewise, a spread of contributions from Cheers saw them exterminate Mud Rats 13-2.

Ant threw seven tons and Shane three, joining Liam in the top five of the tons count.

Snipers, meanwhile, completed just the second 15-0 sweep of the young season in a frightening display, showing no mercy against the winless Hoodies.

Dean steered the ship for Snipers with six tons, to reclaim his spot at the top of the tons leaderboard.

Snipers, Cheers and Predators not only occupy the top three ladder positions, but the top seven places on the tons leaderboard, such has been their collective dominance this season.

The undefeated streak of one side will come to an end this week, however, when Snipers and Cheers go head-to-head.

Elsewhere, Just Social has recovered from a rare losing streak, bouncing back with an 11-4 win over Generals.

26ers and Fore played out a thriller, while Dart Vaders and Railway also scored victories.

Results R6: 26ers 8 v Fore 7, Cheers 13 v Mud Rats 2, Predators 12 v Gembrook 3, Dart Vaders 13 v Bullseyes 2, Snipers 15 v Hoodies 0, Just Social 11 v Generals 4, Railway 10 v Dart Attack 5.

Ladder: Snipers 24, Predators 24, Cheers 24, Gembrook 16, Dart Vaders 16, Mud Rats 16, Just Social 12, 26ers 12, Fore 8, Generals 8, Railway 8, Hoodies 0, Dart Attack 0, Bullseyes 0.

Fixture R7: Hoodies (12) v Bullseyes (14), Dart Vaders (5) v Gembrook (4), Snipers (1) v Cheers (3), Predators (2) v Generals (10), Mud Rats (6) v Fore (9), Just Social (7) v Railway (11), 26ers (8) v Dart Attack (13).