Newark and District Double Board Darts League see Taverners move up into the top two
The Taverners have moved into second place in the men’s division of the Newark and District Double Board Darts League after they recorded a third successive victory.
They secured a 5-0 statement win over their competitors, Castle and Falcon Projectile Dysfunction.
A tight opening leg saw opportunities on both sides before skipper Simon Cobb holed out on a double one to set the Railway club-based side on their way.
The Taverners, who won just three matches during the previous season when finishing sixth, then secured their fourth victory of the current campaign when Cobb completed his hat-trick of checkouts with a brace
of double-top finishes to give his side an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Further checkouts from Brian Coughill and Stuart Glover completed the comfortable win.
The win sees them twelve points adrift of unbeaten league leaders Rose and Crown Marauders who they meet tonight.
The Marauders maintained their undefeated record after two finishes from captain Tom Greenhalgh.
Both finishes were either side of Steven Barnett’s checkout, which gave them an unbeatable 3-0 lead against Castle and Falcon Arrows.
Pete Knott holed out on 80 in the fourth to briefly reduce the
deficit before Jason Hill checked out to complete the 4-1 win.
Wheatsheaf Bellies and Bullseyes slipped to third after they were edged out 3-2 by recently crowned summer league champions, Castle and Falcon BBC2s.
In a tight encounter, which saw all five legs go with the throw, checkouts from Stuart Hay and Ian Hurst twice gave the BBC2s the lead but on each occasion, the Wheatsheaf came back with finishes from Kevin Rose and Dave Thompson.
The deciding leg saw chances come and go on both sides before Phil Moore holed out to snatch victory.
RHP Darts of Hazzard are up to fourth place after Mark Hubbard’s 75 checkouts set them on their way before further finishes from Steve Alexander, Darren Critchlow, and a brace from
Kieran Cumberland secured a 5-0 victory over Wheatsheaf Phoenix.
In the ladies division, Railway Youngers have stretched their lead at the top to eleven points after they recorded a resounding 14-1 win over The King’s Queens.
Wheatsheaf Wandering Misfits kept up the pressure on the leaders after they maintained their unbeaten start to the season after Jodie Brumpton’s checkout in the team leg clinched them a 10-5 victory over Railway Club Artists.
Castle and Falcon Bangers have also kept the pressure on the leaders after the reigning champions maintained their 100% record following Kathy Buttong’s team leg finish which snatched an 8-7 victory over RHP Ladies.
Karen Whittaker’s victory in the opening singles clash had given the Falcon a 4-2 lead but RHP responded with wins, either side of a drawn
encounter, by Heather Webb and skipper Julie Feeney to turn the match 7-5 in their favour.
RHP, though, were unable to complete the fight-back as Buttong landed the crucial checkout.
Caffs Ladies have picked up their first win of the season after Lorraine Shereston’s team leg
checkout clinched an 8-7 victory over Falcoholics in a tight encounter which saw five of the six encounters drawn with only Falcoholics’ Stacey Grand-Scrutton securing a win.