A GRADE – Full Ladder
Panthers 11 v Two Darts 10 – Match Stats
Starting a match down 7 games without a dart being thrown would be the end of most teams but if any team could win with 4 it would be the classy Two Darts. After winning the first 8 games of the match they had their nose in front also but this is where the momentum shifted. After Tamm beat Michael and Gabe beat Matt it was all of a sudden game on again. It came down to the final game with the experienced Tony Welsh taking the match for the Panthers. Gabe won all his singles games and Tamm pegged 120 for the home side whilst the Two Darts really threw everything at this game. Alex with two 180’s and a 110 peg and captain Matt with two 100 plus peg outs. The loss however opened the door for the Scorpions to snatch back top spot.
Scorpions 14 v Vipers 7 – Match Stats
Captain changed the normal doubles pairings around it worked a treat with the Vipers taking an uncustomary 2-1 lead. Scorpions then bit back hard with some great darts. Brian’s back to back 17 dart legs a highlight as the Scorpions stormed to a 6-3. The next round was shared 3 a piece but the Scorpions once again stepped it up a gear to fly home with Jack hitting a 16 dart leg in between. Quality night of darts with a ton of tons thrown on the night and Scotty controversially winning the race with 16. Ant pegged 116 and both Dave and Pas hit bullseye finishes in consecutive legs with the former hitting a 180 along with Jack. The win puts Scorpions back on top and the Vipers wondering whether they will ever play a team short a player this season.
Motley Crew 13 v Imports 8 – Match Stats
Solid result for the MC as ran away with it in the second round of singles to set up the win. Aaron led from the front with 4 wins and 11 tons and Joe pegged 132 along with 3 wins. Although he was restricted to 2 wins John Rankine still plundered 18 tons including a 100 peg and 18 dart leg. The only remaining 100% record bit the dust as Shane Rose beat John Ives in the final singles who in all fairness played the whole night without his glasses (the neighbours called mate, they found them in the bushes out the front of their place).
Ex Pats 15 v Javelins 6 – Match Stats
A full strength Ex Pats produced a stellar performance to beat the evergreen Javelins. Tristan and Marty won all their matches with Stewy producing his 3rd 100+ peg of the season with a 150 finish. For the Javelins it was the silver duo of Bryan and Hugh who hit 8 tons a piece with Luch winning 2 of their 6 matches.
B GRADE – Full Ladder
Jockys 10 v Tri-Hards 5 – Match Stats
A good night of darts despite the one sided nature of the score. Strong games from Ian Newton, Ben Hughes, and Marshall Thompson for the Jockys and Marty and Archie for the Trihards. Peter Wilson had the honour of winning the Jockys last game of the night before going under the knife for a knee replacement. 20 tons shared between Ben, Derek Smart and Ian, as well as Ben’s 118 peg was a notable feature. The Trihards just had an off night and are sure to come back strongly in the lead in to the finals.
Slashers2 9 v Arrows 6 – Match Stats
And that makes 6 in a row with Slashers2 only one game away from a round clean sweep. Never letting the foot of the gas the Slashers were relentless. Edgar was a stand out for the Arrows with 5 tons and 3 circles.
Slashers1 9 v Devils 6 – Match Stats
Solid all round team performance by the Slashers1 outfit with Alex winning all 3 games and Corey banging in 6 tons. For the visitors Steve was outstanding hitting 5 tons and not dropping a leg all night although by all reports Kim carried him in the doubles. The Devils now need to stop the Slashers2 train this week or risk losing touch with the top 4 but apparently they have a surprise in store for the Albany Links team this week.
Bulls 8 v Wanderers 7 – Match Stats
With the Nottingham connection away this week the Bulls were done to 5 with new player Rob Webster having a great night with 3 wins along with Denise. For the wanderers Kev Mitchell had a solid night with 3 wins and it was an encouraging performance from them winning 5 of the last 6 singles.