Premier League Season 2 Round 8 Full Ladder
President’s Shield: Bears vs Strays Match Stats
As well as being a regular league fixture this one was chosen to be the Premier League President’s Shield pitting last season’s minor premiers against the team claimed the Grand Final.
It was the Bears who made the brightest start claiming both doubles and then pushing out to a 6-2 and 8-4 lead. At this point Strays dug in and kept themselves in it by winning 4 of the next 6 to force Bears to win one of the last games of doubles or face a team game sudden death finish. Horse and Azza were well up to the task claiming the President’s Shield for the Bears! Congratulations Pas, Azza, Horse and Shaz on scooping the trophy.
Bears getting home with one of their trademark team efforts with Horse being the pick with 5 wins from 6, 5 140s and a 180. Azza also continuing his recent decent form with 4 wins. Pas with 3 wins and Shaz with 2 wins also making vital contributions.
For Strays it really was a two man show with Frosty taking 4 from 4 singles with 3 140s and a 180 and Dave winning 4 times as well with a 100 peg and an 18 darter to his name while Kylie fired in a 180.
Dragoffs 9 vs Raptors 11 Match Stats
This started of tight when, at 3-all, Raptors made a big move by taking 4 in a row and carrying this lead all the way to the brink of victory at 10-6 up. When Dragoffs took the next two it put Raptors in a familiar position of having to win at least one of the doubles to take the points…..which they duly did at the first time of asking.
Two performances on the night stand head and shoulders above the rest – take a bow Max and Corey. Max won 5 from 6 and threw 8 140s, 2 180s and a 13 dart leg which equals the best thrown in the comp this year, and Corey who also won 5 from 6, hit 6 140s, 4 180s and threw one 17 darter and two 18’s. A big mention too to Blades who won 4 times and hit a huge 8 140s on the night.
Peeping Toms 7 vs Scorpions 13 Match Stats
This was a corker at Wantima with both teams throwing at a very a high standard. Toms started well enough by taking both of the doubles and even going out to a 5-3 lead before the Scorpions went on a decisive run by taking 8 of the last 10 games of singles. It’s worth mentioning that 7 of these last 10 games went to a deciding leg so this one probably felt closer than the scoreline suggests.
For Toms Kingy (3 140s) won 4 times and Sam and Ross both won twice. Sam hit 2 180s on the night and Ross 7 140s.
Scorpions had three excellent performances and a phenomenal one. There were three wins each for Scotty (5 140s, 102 peg, 18 darter) and Brian (2 140s, an 18 darter) while Glen (5 140s, 1 180 and a 17 darter) went one better with 4 wins.
But the final word goes to Bobby who had an elite-level night and put up some of the best numbers we’ve ever seen at Norths. Five wins from six including all of his singles, 8 140s and a 180 would go down as a great showing but on top of that he threw low games of 14, 2 x 15 and 2 x 17 darts.
Motley Mustangs 12 vs Imports 8 Match Stats
This was one started close but at 4 apiece Mustangs hit the front and could not be caught. This was a bit of an unusual one with Mustangs losing all 4 doubles but still bringing home the bacon.
For Imports Shane going well and winning 2 doubles & 2 singles with a 112 peg and a 140. The two Smythes won a singles each plus their two doubles together but Nev claiming the family bragging rights courtesy of a cracking 154 peg after both he and James hit 140s on the night.
Mustangs claiming the points on the back of their singles form with Mick (1 140), Willy (3 140s) and Steve (2 140s, 1 180) all winning three from 4. Glen (2 singles wins, 2 140s) and Bruce (1 singles win, 2 140s) also made telling contributions.
A GRADE Season 2 Round 4
Scorpions 12 V Javelins 9 Match Stats
A very evenly balanced match here by the looks of it on paper. It all hinged on the final singles, with flow and ebb from game to game. Finally with 2 wins at 5 and 6, the Scorpions edged home. For the Scorpions, 3 wins to Joe (6 ton+), 2 wins each to Grant (10 biggies), John H (3 ton+), Cameron (5 ton+), Shaun (4 ton+) and Tristian with 8 ton+s and an 18 dart leg. For the Javelins, 4 wins for Peter (5 ton+), 2 wins each to Max (3 ton+). Big scoring from Luch (11 ton+s) and Bryan (12 ton +s) were unlucky on the night.
Pinoy 9 V Nek Minit 12 Match Stats
A real nail biter here coming down to the final 2 singles. Pinot were without a couple of regulars but still made it tough for Nek Minit. For Pinot, Roger stared again with 4 wins, 13 ton+ scores, a 15 dart and a 16 dart leg and a 135 peg out. Outstanding darts. 3 wins for Mel (13 ton+), 2 wins for Edgar (9 ton+). For Nek Minit, 3 wins for Hilton (5 ton+), Ben (8 ton+), Shaun (5 ton+), and Ngawai (2 ton+). Daz (5 ton+) and Mark (5 ton+). Great match both teams.
Seagulls 15 V Marvels 6 Match Stats
A sound win for the Gulls here ensuring the win at the start of the final singles. 4 wins for Gary (12 big scores), 3 wins for Nigel (12 ton+), Rudi (5 ton+), and Christian (13 ton+). Great team effort. For the Marvels, 2 wins each for Ben (5 ton+), Neal (5 ton+), and Niki (ton). A tough assignment against the Seagulls on form tonight.
Cannons 8 V Gremlins 13 Match Stats
A fairly even match on the night at the boards but not truly reflected on paper. For the Cannons, Neil with 4 wins and 7 ton+s was the standout. 2 wins each to Graham (6 big scores) and Mike (7 ton+s) including a 110 peg. Well played. For the Gremlins an overall team contribution with Jack sewing up the result in the first of the homeward bound singles. 4 wins for Terry (ton), 3 wins for Ian (2 ton+), while 2 wins each for Alex (5 tons), Garry (2 ton+), and Mark (4 ton+). Gremlins now have a 2 week break to get in some practice.
Tossers v BYE
B GRADE Season 2 Week 7 Full Ladder
The Links 9 v Wanderers 6 Match Stats
The Links got off to a cracking start on this night. They took a couple of quick wins in the doubles round and followed up strongly with 4 wins in the second round to get 6 wins on the board straight up. The Wanderers answered back with a double win of their own, and 2 timely wins in the second round. The Wanderers could still come back, but it’d mean winning all but 1 in the last round. They continued strong winning games 1, 2 and 4, but with The Links winning game 3 and 5, it was all over for the Wanderers. Great scoring by Harsh with 5 ton plus scores, and the trifecta to Pieter, Ben and Nicky from the Links. Shout out to Lance with 4 ton plus scores and the trifecta from the Wanderers.
Jockys 6 v Misfits 9 Match Stats
Well the last time these two met there was a fierce play off that resulted in the Misfits win, would the Jockys redeem themselves tonight? Sharp shooters at the ready, Newty had a blitzer with an 18 dart game, a hat trick, and 8 ton plus scores, Thommo followed that up with 5 ton plus scores and a 108 peg. Would it be enough? The Misfits came out the gates firing, with a quick 2 wins in the doubles and 4 wins straight up in the second round. They only needed three more to seal the deal. Unfortunately the third round wins the Jockys took wasn’t enough to take the win in the end, but the games were strongly fought by both teams and great to see the competition heating up at the G!
Dragons 2 v Mustangs 13 Match Stats
The Mustangs were on fine form tonight with a convincing win against the Dragons. By all means, the Dragons were in the fight, with great performances from Dave with a one hundred and eiiiiiggggghhhhhhhtty and 4 other ton plus scores to back it up, as well as Ashlea with a 124 and a win on the last game of the night just to let the Mustangs know they mean business when they face them off again. Consistently great darts from the lads in the Mustangs, with everyone contributing to the team win and solid scoring all night.