Table-topping Ex's extend lead

CONTINUING to dominate at the top of the Penarth Darts League, Ex’s Sparrows, who so nearly came a cropper in their previous game, extended their lead with a 7-4 home win over second-placed Golden Lion.

Paul and Nathan (x2 and x5) took the first pairs to get the Lion off to a flyer, but Jack and Paul (x6 and x2) brought Ex’s level. Steve (100) and Mike (109) were high scorers for the Lion in singles shared 2-2, with Nathan taking the first for the Lion on x15. The next two singles went to the Ex’s through John (x13) and Paul (100,125, x20), while Paul (125,100 x 10) took the final game for the Lion. Steve hit 140 for the Ex’s and, with the score at 4-4, it was Ex’s who took the three points from the team leg, with Paul (140) and Jack (10,100). Paul hit a ton for the Lion.

Coro Oldies were in great form to secure a 9-3 away win at the Station. Coro took both pairs 2-1, with Dai (100, x4) and Wayne (100,140, x8). Russ (100,140, x8) replied with a point for the Station. Bill (100 and a 72 out shot on x16) and partner Stuart (100, x3) took the second pairs for the Coro, while Paul (100, x5) took a leg for the Station. The singles were shared 2-2, with the Coro taking the first and last through Wayne (100, x18) and Stuart (100, x20). Station's two wins came from Mitch (x4) and Russ (100, x16). High scorers were Paul (140), Vic (100,100), Bill (100) and Dai (105). Paul hit 125 and Russ a ton but Oldies took the three-point team leg when Dai slipped in a double top to seal the win.

In a high-scoring clash, Legion suffered an 8-4 home defeat against team leg winners RAFA B. Anthony (121,100, x8) and Gary (100, x2) took the first pairs 2-0 for RAFA. Dave (100, x10) and Martin (x1) took the second pairs 2-1 with RAFA taking leg two through David and Lee (100,100,140, x4,140). The singles were shared 2-2, with Legion taking the first two through Dave (x20) and Martin (x6). Gary (100, x2) and Lee were winners for RAFA. Anthony hit a maximum 180. RAFA won the team leg when Lee hit 100 and David (100, x2).

In a close game, visitors Cross Keys took the four-a-side clash to chalk up a 7-4 win over RAFA A. Keys took the first pairs through Kevin (100,119,100) and partner Jeff (100, x1) and (x10). Paddy (100, x3) and partner Paul (x13) took the second pairs for RAFA. High scores came from Ian (140) and Mathonwy (100). The singles were shared 2-2, with RAFA taking the first two through Paddy (100, x9) and Charlie (100, x16). Jeff (x16) and Kevin (100, x10) were winners for Keys. Paul scored 100 and 121 for RAFA. Keys won the team leg when Jeff scored a brace of tons and Kevin (x8) finished things off.

Games for this Friday are: Coro v RAFA B; Legion v Lion; Ex’s v Keys; RAFA A v Station.

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