THE first games of the night saw Matt Stanger and John Nowland go toe to toe.

A high scoring affair, Matt 2x140, 125, 3x100, John 2x100,125 and plenty of 80s, but Matt’s finishing was the key resulting in a 3-0 win.

Grant West and Paul Cox also had a ding dong battle, including a 119 out from Grant, ending in a 2-2 draw.

Paul Jenkins and Matt Davies also contrived a draw, in a tit for tat encounter, whilst Dai Randall blew away Neil Thomas 3-0, including a 100, 140, 180, 57, 24 out, 14 dart leg.

Mark Stevens then drew his first game against Grant, as did Matt Davies and James Johnstone, and John and Paul also drew 2-2.

Dai continued his excellent form with another convincing win over Grant, which with other results going his way, sees him hit the top of the table, gaining the first seed position, for the second half of the season starting on the 24th February.

Matt Stanger also qualifies, taking 2nd position with his win over a luckless Neil.

Paul Jenkins took a one-sided affair, bagging a 180, along the way over The Sparkle, who at least lives to fight another day.

John Nowland, with an impressive display, in his final game of the evening, albeit qualified, not counting a disaster, for the Top Table, with a 3-1 result over James.

The last game of the night saw defending champion Mark Stevens against the improving Matt Davies. With determination and a bit of skill Matt won 3-0, with the match being won with the highest checkout 170.

“Well done my son”

This Friday there is a mid season tournament, with anyone not playing in the main Penarth League catch up games, welcome to join us Pirates downstairs in the Ex’s. Registration before 7.45pm Toe the oche at 8pm.

Reminder: No games Sunday the 10th Feb.

With only 6 fixtures remaining to determine final positions these games to be played on the 17th, with the 2nd half starting on the 24th.

Games are: Alan Oliver v John Nowland, James Johnstone v Mark Williams, Paul Cox Matt Davies, John Nowland v Grant West, Grant West v James Johnstone and Matt Davies v John Nowland.