Derby fizzer

October 04, 2017

The latest round of the winter competition started on Monday evening with the season’s second Broadford derby.

The latest round of the winter competition started on Monday evening with the season’s second Broadford derby.

After the Bottom Pub Pirates upset the Broadford Vikings in their first meeting, the Vikings were looking to level the ledger in Battle of the Bottom II, and did so with a convincing 10-1 victory.

The home team struggled against the relentless pressure of the Vikings with solitary tons thrown by Andrew Harrison and Dale Trafford.

Steve Kilroy gave his best and he ended the night with two tons, a 125, 130 and 132.

Drew Grantham threw a ton, 105, 138, 140 and provided his team with their only win on the night in a solid solo performance.

Vikings captain Mark Jones led the way for the ‘‘visitors’’ with two tons and a 140, Mark Ruddick slammed in a couple of tons, Jayde Pearson continues an impressive first season with three tons and Peter Myles showed his class with two tons, three 140s, a 125 and game-high peg of 77 to steer the Vikings home.

In the next match-up, the POW 26ers went head-to-head with the Golf Club Aces as the 26ers continue to push for a top four finish.

Unfortunately, the Aces had other plans as they put an undermanned 26ers outfit to the sword with a 7-4 win.

26ers captain Shannon Jackson battled hard with three tons, Steve Ash lobbed in a ton, and Annie Rogers threw a ton, 125 and a 140.

Torin Helmore was dominant again, throwing a 115, 125, 134, 140 and a 180 in just his second game for the 26ers — well done.

Highlights for the Aces included a ton for Adrian Blacker, Steve Raynor managed a 121, Emily Wills threw three tons, Dan Raynor threw three tons along with a high-peg of 60 and Frank Roberts was in good form with two tons, a 118 and game high peg of 71.

Game three had the POW Kings host the Avenel Steeltips in a heavyweight clash that on paper had the makings of an epic game of darts, but turned into a fizzer with the Kings making light work of it with an 8-3 domination.

The Steeltips were struck a blow with one of their top two players breaking a thumb in the lead up to the game, but it mattered little as the Kings were unstoppable with captain Terran Crispin smashing in five tons and a 140, Jarrod Duggan threw a ton, Gary Power found the treble often with five tons, a 105 and 123 and Ray Maloney snuck in a high-peg of 54 to go with three tons and a 140.

Steeltips captain Rick Wylie had a good night on the oche throwing four tons and two 125s, Liz Henzell had a quite night by her standards with a solitary ton, but Rob Walden made up for it with an impressive nine tons, five of which were in the team games, as well as a 140 and a game high peg of 56.

Game four had the Railway Renegades line-up against the winless POW Rebels in what turned into a marathon night of competition, with the Renegades going the distance and taking the four points with an 8-3 victory.

The Gades were well led by John Porter, who threw a ton, 140 and round high peg of 89.

Ricky Kozlowski managed a 101 and well done to Tammy Kilroy with her first ever singles win.

The Royal Rascals hosted the POW Misfits in the final game of the round with the Rascals trying to thwart the Misfits’ top four aspirations.

They battled hard and were in with a sniff, with Allan Solomon getting his first singles win of the season, before the Misfits put an end to their fight, taking the chocolates with a 7-4 win.

Stuart Crockett was the only triple-figure scorer for the home team, finishing with a 120, 121 and a 160.

The Misfits’ Noel Whitling threw two tons for the night, Michelle Halfpenny managed a single ton in a quiet night by her standards, Geoff Maggs slammed in three tons and a high-peg of 51, but Brian Forge stood out with a ton, 105, 120 and game high peg of 74 to wrap up round 14.

There may only be five matches remaining in the regular season, but the top four are far from locked in with a massive month of darts to come.

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