MICHELLE BRITTON gamed in 22 darts in vain as her Fulfordgate side lost 5-4 at York John Smith's Ladies' Darts League division one rivals Acomb.

Muriel Britton also gamed in 24 for Gate but they were undone by replies from Lauren Farmeary, Jayne Janes and Gina Whitaker in the singles before the pairs of Bev Harton and Tina Platt, then Lauren and Tracey Farmeary snatched victory.

Leaders Burnholme increased their lead at the top with a resounding 7-2 win at Beagle. Wendy Sullivan and Flossy Crampton replied to Sarah Jackson's opener for Holme before Sharon Matthews started the victory charge.

Joan Hunter, Lynn Noble and Barbara Russell were Marcia's winners in a 6-3 home defeat to Severus 'B'.

Rose Gray shot out on 94 as Acorn secured match points in a 7-2 victory over visitors Slipper. Lauren Tattersfield, Zoey Chadwick, Sarah Rankeillor and Lisa Benton sealed victory for Acorn.

Division two leaders Edinburgh lost 5-4 at Severus ‘A’. Jackie Simpson and Sue Clark snatched victory in the pairs.

Vicky McClaren and Liz Jackson set Saddle off at Priory, who hit back hard in a 6-3 victory following a clean sweep in the pairs.

Holgate ‘B’ won by the same margin at home to Leeman ‘B’, while Holgate 'A' won at Leeman ‘A’.

In the White Rose Ladies' League, second-placed White Horse romped to a 7-0 victory over visitors Ebor.

King William lost 5-2 at home to Holgate, whose Ceejay Fairclough checked out on 91.

Leaders Burton Stone lost for the first time this term, going down 4-3 at home to Indoor Bowls. The visitors' Monika Geller (120, 140, 125) secured victory with the very last game.

Acomb Sports lost 4-3 to New Earswick Bowls, for whom Janice Turton and Carol Tragni both gamed in 24 darts while Janet Curry finished in 28.