Another round of darts has been played and it was another week of close matches and upsets.
The first game of round five was the grand final replay, with Avenel Steeltips hosting the POW Kings. The Steeltips were gunning for some redemption after their narrow loss in the summer competition final.
The Kings looked to have the upper-hand early, leading 4-2 before the Steeltips turned it on in the singles to come away with a hard-fought 6-5 victory.
Steeltips captain Rick Wylie lead from the front with two tons, a 140 and 118, Adam Lynch scored six tons and a 111 and Rob Walden slammed in six tons and a game high peg of 90.
The Kings’ Jarrod Duggin had two tons, Ray Maloney threw a 140, 116 and a 125, Terrin Crispin chucked three tons and a 125 and Gary Power was in good touch with five tons, two 140s and a high peg of 60.
Next up was the Broadford derby, with the Broadford Vikings facing off against the Bottom Pub Pirates in the ‘‘Battle of the Bottom I’’.
It’s fair to say the rivalry is off to a cracking start with the Pirates knocking the Vikings off the top of the ladder with a 6-5 win that was easily the upset of the round.
Vikings captain Mark Jones was in good touch despite 20 stitches in his throwing hand, slamming in four tons, a 121, 132 and a game-high peg of 56. Mark Ruddick had a ton and a 121, Jayde Pearson slotted a 123 and Bruce Cunningham managed a ton and a 125 in a solid cameo.
The Pirates’ Andrew Harrison threw a ton, Steve Kilroy a ton and 120 and Drew Grantham slipped in a ton, a 140 and held his nerve to break the 5-5 deadlock and the team’s duck.
The Golf Club Aces went head-to-head with the POW 26ers in game three.
The Aces were never challenged, taking the points with a comfortable 10-1 victory.
The Aces’ Frank Roberts threw three tons and a peg of 52, Emily Wills continued her good form with three tons, Steve Raynor slammed in a ton and a 140 and Dan Raynor had a ton and a game-high peg of 75.
The 26ers had a quiet night but highlights included two tons for Steve Ash, a ton for Mitch McGuinness, a 135 for Jess Louise and a ton for captain Shannon Jackson, who provided the team with their solitary win.
The POW Misfits tackled the Royal Rascals in game four.
The Misfits were up and about early, winning the first six games before the Rascals managed to strike a blow, but then managed to win three of the last five games.
Misfits proved too strong in the end, finishing 8-3 in a dominant display.
Highlights for the Misfits included a ton for Geoff Maggs, a ton and 105 for Beau Maggs and Noel Whitling slipped in a ton, 121 and game-high peg of 83.
Rascal Brenden Rogers managed a 102 and John Crockett chucked a ton and a peg of 50, while debutante Bob Nayda had a 122 with a team-high peg of 53 in a promising display.
Last but not least the POW Rebels locked horns with the Railway Renegades.
The Gades were too strong on the night, adding to their win column with a 9-2 victory.
Colleen Holley was on song for the Rebels, winning both her singles games and throwing a 102, 117, 146 and a team-high peg of 40.
The Gades’ Keiffer McKenzie slammed in a 120, Ricky Kozlowski jagged a couple of tons and a 119, while Scott Oakley was impressive on debut, winning both singles matches and finished with a 122.
John Porter was solid with three tons, a 140 and a 124 to close out round five.
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