Darts: Revill-ing in the chase for Tricorn
SECOND-PLACED Tricorn remain just two points adrift of the Section Two summit in Runcorn Apec Taxis Darts League.
Peter Revill hit two 180s as they defeated Tricorn to stay on the shoulders of two-point leaders Railway B, who overcame a major fright.
Fiddlers Three’s Peter Smith finished in 19 darts but the table toppers shrugged off losing the first three games for a 6-3 victory.
The Lads moved ahead of Navigation into third place, sending their 7-2 victims Addy Lads into the basement. Halton Marauders, who had been bottom, now share next-to-bottom spot with Halfway A after beating them 6-3.
RAOB Buffs knocked hitherto Section Four leaders Outcasts off their pedestal by beating them 5-4 – despite a 120 finish by John Taylor. Dave Farrow’s 112 outshot was more beneficial for his team as it helped Prospect Has Beens to a 6-3 win against Beechwood Pub.
The Prospect team lie second, level on points with the leaders. Pavilions share fourth with Beechwood Pub after a 5-4 defeat of Dreadnaughts. Basement side The Burma secured 6-3 victory over Canal Walk, the only team above them.
Beaten leaders bite back
SECTION One leaders Navvy were stung into action after losing their 100% Runcorn League record the previous week. But they trailed Roundhouse 3-0 before hitting back with six in a row.
Kev Jones (15 darts) and Stuart Bousfield (17) showed their pedigree for the pacesetters.
Albion remain just two points adrift after beating Total Confusion 8-1 while third-placed Jolly Brewer overcame Halfway Gents 6-3 with Graham Gallimore (16 darts) and Andy May (17) leading the charge.
At the foot of the table, Navvy Lads stormed into a 4-1 lead against Doo Waps but saw it turn into a 5-4 defeat.
Dev Superstars maintained their two-point cushion in Section Three of the Apec Taxis League. A 119 finish by Peter Holmes helped them to overcome Flying Wickets 6-3. Second-placed Wilsons recovered from three consecutive defeats by narrowly overcoming Stonecutters (Martin Fallon 116 finish). Karl Windisch struck a 17-darter for the 5-4 winners.
Castle Top slipped a place to third when losing 5-4 to Halfway Mixed while Wanderers - 6-3 victors over Croft – have turned their season around.
After losing their first handful of league matches, they have won the last five.
Top two in full control
RUNCORN League Section Five felt the force as the top two each scored comprehensive wins.
John Cobain finished on 102 as Union Tavern whitewashed The Tup while second-placed Quayside beat Royal Oak 8-1.
Castle also won 8-1 – against Halton Marauders – to go clear of The Tup in third. Jimmy’s Lot remain at the foot of the pile, after losing an entertaining match against Fred’s Throwers, the outfit immediately above them, 6-3.
Star siblings earn spoils
THE Roberts brothers were the inspiration behind Roundhouse’s 6-3 defeat of Castle Top in Runcorn Apec Taxis League’s KO Cup third round. Steve had a 17-darter while Gary went out in 18.
The all-Section Three meeting of Halfway Mixed and Dev Superstars saw the former run out 5-4. Doo Waps also reached the semi-finals with a 6-3 defeat of Railway B but, unfortunately, The Lads could not raise a team against Navvy.
Attention all secretaries
A SECRETARIES’ meeting is being held by the Runcorn League at War Memorial Club on Wednesday (7.30pm).
Registration forms for the 2009-2010 winter league season will be distributed.
It is, therefore, imperative that all teams are represented.