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Wheatsheaf win cup thriller in the Newark and District Double Board Darts League against Castle and Falcon BBC2s

Wheatsheaf Bellies and Bullseyes are through to the semi-finals of the knockout cup.

Last season’s losing finalists came from behind to edge past Castle and Falcon BBC2s in a seven-leg thriller in the Newark and District Double Board Darts League.

The opening leg of a tight quarter-final clash went the way of the Bullseyes as Paul Thompson holed out before the BBC2s fought back to lead 2-1 with finishes from Phil Moore and David White.

The latest darts table. Image supplied by Simon Cobb.
The latest darts table. Image supplied by Simon Cobb.

The next two legs saw opportunities on both sides but it was Wheatsheaf who claimed them both to regain the advantage with checkouts from David Thompson and Martin Fryer.

The sixth leg of this thrilling encounter once again saw chances come and go on both sides before BBC2s’ skipper James Brown checked out to take the match into a decider.

The concluding leg saw both sides miss a chance to seal the victory before Fryer held his nerve to check out on 36 to book the Bullseyes a place in the last four.

Cup holders, Rose And Crown Marauders remain on course to retain the trophy after they overcame The Taverners 4-1 in their last eight clashes.

The opening leg saw opportunities for both sides before captain Tom Greenhalgh checked out to put the holders ahead.

A tight second leg saw the Taverners hoping for a shot at 101 but Phil Tranter doubled the Marauders lead with a terrific 100 checkout.

The cup holders moved to within a leg of victory as Jason Hill’s finish stretched their advantage to 3-0 but their Railway club-based opponents responded with Dave Chaney checking out to keep their hopes alive.

The fifth and ultimately final leg saw the Taverners have an opportunity to reduce the deficit further but the chance was not taken and Hill holed out again to seal the win.

Castle and Falcon Arrows continued their good start to the season as they eased past Wheatsheaf Phoenix 4-0 in their quarter-final clash.

The Phoenix were left to rue missed chances in the opening leg as Dave Hindson’s checkout put the Arrows ahead.

Hindson was on target again in the next as the Arrows doubled their advantage before Pete Knott’s checkout in the next stretched their lead to 3-0.

The Arrows completed the victory as Lionel Garrad checked out with their opponents waiting in vain for a shot at 97.

RHP Darts of Hazzard will complete the semi-final line-up as finishes from Darren Critchlow, Jon Gough and a brace from Steve Alexander earned them a 4-0 victory over Castle and Falcon Projectile Dysfunction.

In the ladies competition, cup holders, Railway Youngers were involved in the only first-round match and they edged home 8-7 against the Falcoholics to earn a quarter-final place against Caffs Ladies.

The Falcoholics were also involved in a re-arranged league encounter that saw Railway Club Artists move off the foot of the table after they secured their second win on the trot.

The Falconholics will be hoping for a win soon.

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