Team leg decisive for Legion

First published in Penarth sport

HOSTING the Station in a Penarth Darts League clash, Llandough Legion Club managed a 7-5 win.

Starting well, Legion won the first pairs 2-0, with Davie 100 and Martin 140 x10 and x5. Station took the next pairs 2-1 through Mark 100 and Paul 100 x20 and x4. D I replied with a point for the Legion. Station stepped up their game in the singles, winning three legs through Mitch 100 x8, Paul 100 x4 and Russ x2. Sole singles winner for the Legion was Martin 100 x1. High scores came from Mark 140 and Davie 121. Trailing 5-4, Legion took the team game and three points when Davie hit a ton and Stuart x16.

Golden Lion won 7-5 at home to the Coronation Club, with the visitors winning the first pairs when Stuart hit 125 x20 and 140. Les hit x10 and Mike 100 x6 replied for the Lion. Steve 101 and Rob 126 x14 and x16 took the second pairs for the Lion, who also took the first singles through Rob on x10. All three remaining singles went the way of the Coro, with Stuart x2, Nick x2 and Dai 105 100 x1. Mike hit 121 and Steve 100. Lion upped their game to take the important three points from the team game, with Paul 100, Nathan 126 and Rob 100 x16.

At the RAFA, the A side struggled to hit their doubles against Ex’s who always take their opportunities and triumphed 11-2. Paul 125 x 10 and Paddy 100 went down 2-1 to Steve 121, a maximum 180 x4 and 100, with partner Mark contributing with x1. Ian 140 and Charlie 100 x15 also lost 2-1 to Paul 100, 100 x2 and Jack 100 x8. Ex’s took all four singles through Jack x8, Mark x1, Paul 100 100 x20 and Steve 140 x8. Paddy hit 140 and Ian 100. Ex’s never looked like losing the team leg, with Jack hitting 100 and Paul 119 x3.

Entertaining RAFA B, Cross Keys suffered a 9-4 defeat. Tony hit 140 and partner Doug 125, 100 x16 but lost out 2-1 to Anthony 100 x6 and a 137 out shot finishing on x10. Kevin took a point for the Keys in the next pairs, hitting x5 but again lost out 2-1 to Lee x8 and Nathan 135 x20. Singles were shared 2-2, with the Keys' wins coming from Mathonwy with a bull out and Peter x5. For RAFA, Dave hit 100 x1 and Anthony 121 x20 to record an 18-dart leg. The team leg went to RAFA when Lee hit 140 and Anthony x20.

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

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