JULIE OLIVER ended up on the losing side despite getting Jubilee off to a flying start at Marcia Grey in division two of the York John Smith's Ladies Darts League.

Oliver won the opening leg with a 97 checkout and wins for Brenda Dawe and Laura Heward ensured they went into the pairs all square.

However, they were then blown away as Rosie Hattee and Maggie Bedingham sealed the win before Chris Peebles and Tracey Scurr added to the tally.

Leaders Severus 'B' had victory sewn up in the singles against Burton, with Margaret Formstone securing the points. Sandra Pallister was Burton's lone success.

Debbie and Charlotte Witts top-scored for Leeman with two tons apiece as they led Shoulder 4-2 going into the pairs.

Debbie Witts and Janet Nelson clinched the victory.

Sharon Lyons and Sharon Nelson gave Woolpack a 2-0 lead against Castle Howard Ox, who hit back with wins for Alison Walker, Nella Majsterek, Nikki Johnson and Linda Staveley.

Johnson and Staveley teamed up to settle the match.

Jo MacPherson was the lone singles success for an understrength Turpin against Sun. Alice Turgoose started a winning surge from Sun, who notched six points before Sue Atkin won a lone pairs leg and MacPherson teamed up with Pam Bielby for another point.

Division one leaders City Supporters beat visitors Slipper 7-2 thanks for four tons from captain Tracey Farmeary.

Vicky Middleton was involved in both of Slipper's points.

Lions captain Michelle Britton hit five tons in a 7-2 win over Burnholme to keep the pressure on Tramways in the race for second place.

Muriel Britton, Jill Reed and Dawn Exton backed up their captain after Sarah Jackson had won the opening leg for Burnholme.

Wins for Tracey Watkinson, Flossy Crampton, Denise Fowler, Sandra Bruce and Maggie Tottie secured victory for Magnet at Marcia 'A', Becky Thompson breaking their duck.

Sue Richardson gave Severus 'A' a good start against Marcia 'B', but opposing captain Faye Hawksby kick-started a run which culminated in Sue Smith sealing the win.

Bootham Cons Club and Edinburgh enjoyed a close fought contest, which swung one way then the other before Julia Hagyard and Dot Trousdale won it for Bootham.

Second-placed Tramways cleaned up in the pairs for a 7-2 home win over Acomb, whose point scorers were Sammy Endersby and Sarah Rankeillor.