Ex’s firmup bid fortop spot

FOR the second successive week there were a couple of shock results in the Penarth Darts League.

At the Cross Keys, the home side went down 11-1 to the Golden Lion, with their only point coming in the first pairs game when Peter hit 120 x6. Lion took all the remaining points, with Paul (100 100 x2/100 100) and partner Rob (x16), Steve (132, x10) and Mike (100 x8) winning. In the singles, Steve hit 140 100 and a 70 out shot, finishing on x20, Mike went out on 95, finishing on x20 and x20, and there were also wins for Rob (100 100 x4) and Paul (x16). Tony and Peter hit tons for the Keys. The team leg went the Lion’s way when Paul finished on x16.

The Ex’s (Sparrows) welcomed Coronation Oldies who fielded just three players, resulting in walkovers for the hosts in two pairs legs and one singles. Winners in the pairs were Paul (100 x2), and Jack (x16), and the former also took the first singles for the Sparrows with 100 x1. Mark hit x17, Steve (100 x20) and Jack enjoyed the walkover. Paul took the team game for the Sparrows, scoring a ton x20, for an 11-0 win.

Hosts Station welcomed RAFA B, with the pairs being shared. RAFA took the first 2-1, with Anthony (119, x1) and Dave (x8), while Vic (140, 125) and partner Mark (138 x2, 100 x16) hit back for Station 2-1. RAFA’s point came from Lee (100 x2, 100 100, 125). RAFA won three singles through Lee (100 100 100 x20), Dave (x18) and Anthony (134 100 x10). Maurice took the only win for the Station on x16. Paul hit 125. The team game also went RAFA’s way as Lee ensured three more points when he hit 140, 100 x2. The final score was 9-3 to RAFA.

At the RAFA, the A side took on old team mates Llandough Legion, with games proving very even in the pairs and singles, and both sides taking four points. Paul opened proceedings for RAFA, hitting 121 x16 and 121 x7, and was supported by Paddy with 100, 100. D I hit 112, 112 in reply. Dave (100 x12) and Martin (100 x4) took the next two points for the Legion. Ian hit 140 and Charlie (121100) for RAFA. The singles were shared 2-2, with Paddy taking the first of the RAFA’s points with 100 x1 and Charlie following with 100 x3. Dave (100 100 x4) and Martin (x10) took the two wins for the Legion. All square at 4-4, it was Legion’s evening when Dave made no mistakes with x20 to take the three points and seal a 7-4 win. Charlie hit 100 (Del Monte) for RAFA.

Points so far this season.

P Pts

Ex’s 18 146

Lion 16 124

RAFA B 15 101

Keys 16 85

Coro 16 88

RAFA A 16 79

Station 16 66

Legion 15 65

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

Pairs competition entry forms are now available, to be returned by Saturday, April 12.

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