ROUND nine of the Whitchurch Monday Night Darts League proved to be a good night for the top four, with all teams registering wins.

It was a great night for the top two teams, Bulls Head B and the Crown, who defeated the bottom two teams without conceding a leg.

The game of the night came in the derby at Ash where White Lion pushed fourth placed Bridge all the way before losing out 5-3 to the Cheshire side.

Debutant Matt Golding made a winning start for the White Lion but the key moment of the match came when Bridge Neil Aspinall took out the nights highest finish of 110 on his way to a 2-1 victory over Lion's Ben Grocott.

The win sees the Bridge open up a four point gap over sixth placed White Lion.

Bulls Head A secured only their second home win of the season as they ran out 6-2 victors against Whitchurch Alport FC.

Captain Dave Brayford set the Bull on their way and he was backed up with fine wins for brother and sister Lochlain and Dana McGuiness who both won 2-0.

Hayley Griffiths and Vicky Collins secured a fine overall victory with deciding leg victories.

Jonathan Bennett was the sole singers winner for Alport who doubled their tally with a pairs win for Tom Knowles and Mark Summer as they remain fifth overall.

The Bulls Head A, the only winners out of the bottom four remain ninth as they close gap on the mid-table to just one point.

Elsewhere in the league, it's three wins on the bounce for the Cock and Greyhound A who remain third following a 7 -1 home win over eighth placed Eagles.

Danny Humphries pitched a 15 dart leg, the lowest of the night.

Charlie Evans and John Murphy teamed up to win the pairs match for the Eagles that staved off the Whitewash.

Keith Jones' 116 was the highlight of the Crowns 8-0 victory over bottom placed Bulls Head C, although Nathan McGuiness took a leg to deny the Crown a clean sweep of games.

The final game of the night saw the Bull Head B continue to set the pace at the top after defeating Cock and Greyhound B 8-0 with a scoreline that flattered the hosts.

Bulls Head Andy Evans and Nigel Neale both fired 180s with Andy Evans pitching 18 and 19 dart 501 legs while Nigel had a 17 dart leg.