Premier League Round 5 Full Ladder
Scorpions 12 vs Motley Mustangs 8 Match Stats
The final scoreline makes this look a bit closer than it actually was for most of the night. The Scorps started quickly and scuttled out to a 7-1 lead early on and got to a match winning advantage with the Motleys back on 4 games. The visitors should definitely gain confidence from their late surge of 4 games from 5 against their very strong opponents.
The Motleys wins were spread around with Glen (4 140s), Michael (2 140sand a 102 peg), Willy (a 140, a 180 and a 100 peg) and Stephen (2 140s and a 100 peg) all picking up two.
Birthday boy Brian, who tells me he was celebrating his 72nd, continues to show that age is no barrier when you’re good enough by picking up 5 wins on the night. Happy birthday mate! Scotty also won 5 times and continued to score heavily with 6 140s and 114 peg as well. Notable stuff also from Glen hit 3 140s, a 108 peg and a 17 darter.
We’re On 13 vs Peeping Toms 7 Match Stats
We’re On too strong for the Toms despite new signing Justin (2 wins, 4 140s) making a welcome return to the Norths Premier League. But it was Ross who led the Toms’ win count with 3 while Tim hit a 120 peg.
Horse untouchable for WO with 6 wins on the night while Aaron M (4 wins and a 17 darter) continued to smash the treble 20 with a monstrous 9 140s and two 180s. Pas the other 4 time winner with 3 140s and a 128 peg.
Dragoffs 5 vs Strays 15 Match Stats
A second Chermside derby for Strays and their unbeaten start to the season is maintained with a solid win over last year’s runners up.
Ciaran’s family were on hand to watch him power to 6 wins from 6 with the loss of only one leg, in the doubles no less. This was his best performance of the season with 4 140s and low games of 15 and 18 darts. Dave (5 140s) won 5 times and Frosty showed a hint of what he’s capable of with 4 wins, 4 140s, 2 180s and low games of 14 and 16 darts. Banz hit a 180.
Also notable in this game was how often the darting gods dangled the carrot of big finishes only to lash out with the stick of missed doubles. Max missed into the 25 on a 170 and double 16 for a 147, Dave missed double 16 for a 152, Banz missed double 16 for a 146 and Jack hurting the most with misses on double 10 for a 140, and shots also at 143 and 133.
Imports 9 vs Raptors 11 Match Stats
This one was neck and neck all the way to 8-all before Raptors won the last two games of singles to open a 10-8 lead with the doubles to come. Daral (4 wins, 2 140s) and Mark (4 wins, 3 140s and a 180) got them over the line for the first win of the season. Corey won all 4 of his singles and hit 3 140s.
For Imports Shane leading the way with three wins, a 140 and a 15 darter with Nev close behind with 3 circles.
A GRADE Round 5 Full Ladder
Nemesis 9 v Tossers 12 Match Stats
It was a spirited battle between the Tossers and Nemesis with some great darts thrown. It was going to be a team effort to take the 2 points with the score being 8-7 to the Tosser going into the last round. While both teams battled it out, it was Rob’s 10 tons, 4 wins, Paddy 9 tons and 3 wins and Daryl 7 tons and 3 wins that helped seal the deal for the Tossers.
For Nemesis, Brendan notched up 3 wins, Neal banged in a 140 and 7 tons while Ben, Ian (5tons) and Don picked up 2 wins each.
Wildcats 6 v Seagulls 15 Match Stats
The Seagulls protected their home fort with a commanding triumph over the Wildcats in the local Brook Derby.
Gary was red hot on the oche as he blazed past all those in his path claiming 4 wins and putting on a show with his 9 tons for the night. Rudi (8tons) high pegged 100 with a double seagull. Drew (10 tons) and Steve (6tons) each picked up 3 wins. Nigel also knocked in 9 tons.
There was perfection on the other side with a stable performance by Kylie who also claimed 4 wins and 10 tons for the night.
Cathy played well taking all her singles matches into deciders and picked up 5tons and a win. Gav, Rowey and Connor won 2 games each.
Scorpions “B” 16 v Javelins 5 Match Stats
The Scorpions with a comfortable win remain unbeaten to stay at the top of the A grade ladder.
It was a one-sided affair where the Scorpions won the doubles and dominated the rest of the evening. Shaun (7tons), Joe (5tons), Darryl (4tons, 140), Tristian (9tons, 140) and Grant (10tons, 2×140) each won 4 games. Grant playing like a top seed also high pegged 105.
For Javelins, it was a quiet night, but Pete managed to notch up 3 wins. I’m sure they will bounce back.
Pinoy Darters 14 v Gremlins 7 Match Stats
It ended up one-sided showpiece after round 1 between the Pinoy Darts and Gremlins. With a slow start in the doubles for Pinoy Darters they were able to overcome this hurdle and come away with the 2 points. Roger with his consistent ton tally managed 14 and 3 wins. Mel, Dom and Edgar all notched up 3 wins each as well.
Gremlins were asked to work significantly harder to secure any wins. Jack contributed to his ton tally with 2x140s and 2×100, he is certainly an upcoming young talent. Steve picked up a couple of wins and 6 tons.
B GRADE Round 5 Full Ladder
Cannons 8 v The Links 7 Match Stats
What a hotly contested night this game was! It all came down to the last game of the night, where Neil’s win sealed the victory for the Cannons but The Links were bringing the fight all night. Cannons got off to a good start taking 2 wins in the first round, but The Links fought back in the first round of singles to be within striking distance of the win. The third round was fought hard with only one game going down in 2 legs, so we know The Links weren’t going down without a fight. Great to see such a fire cracker of a game!
Special mentions to Alan and Tom taking all 3 wins on the night. Shout out to high scores of the night Jason (140), Gary (140, 160), Yash (135) and Nicky (135).
Can’t wait to see this match up again later in the season.
Mitchelton Mustangs 4 v Jockeys 11 Match Stats
And the Jockeys came back in fine form tonight! The Mustangs would come flying out the gate, with 2 doubles wins but the Jockeys all but sealed their victory taking all matches in the 2nd round. Special mention to Patrick with a fiery 116 peg, who’s now taken the lead for highest peg in B Grade year to date!
Special mention to Richard with a 180 on the night, and a further 3 T+ scores to back it up, and Lindsey for his solid 4 tonnes for the night. Unfortunately the Jockeys were just too strong, coming home strong in the third round winning 11 matches overall to the Mustangs 4. Well done lads!