Turn­ing up the heat in race to fi­nals

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

With three rounds left to play, things are re­ally heat­ing up as the POW 26ers and POW Mis­fits push their case for a fi­nals berth.

With the top six teams go­ing head-to-head in the fi­nal weeks it could come down to the last round and per­cent­age to de­cide who has earned the rites to play off for the pre­mier­ship.

The Mis­fits and 26ers need to win their re­main­ing matches and ei­ther of the Vik­ings and Kings to lose at least two of their fi­nal games to be in with a chance.

But be­fore we get ahead of our­selves round 16 had some ex­cep­tional scor­ing and peg­ging on dis­play.

In the first game of the round Avenel Steeltips played host to Royal Ras­cals in what turned out to be a onesided match, the Steeltips tak­ing the points 8-3 which will al­most cer­tainly have them fin­ish­ing mi­nor premiers.

High­lights for the home team in­cluded two tons and a 120 for Liz Hen­zell who re­turned to form af­ter a quiet one last week. Cap­tain Rick Wylie was in fine touch with three tons, a 121,125, 131 and 140, Rob Walden slammed in four tons and a high peg of 86 and Adam Lynch, with a bro­ken thumb threw three tons, a match high peg of 91 and his sec­ond 180 for the sea­son.

The Ras­cals bat­tled hard and had some high­lights of their own with Bren­dan Rogers throw­ing three tons, a 125, 127, 140 and team high peg of 78. John Crock­ett snagged him­self two tons and Stu­art Crock­ett man­aged a ton, 138 and a 140.

Game two was eas­ily the match of the of the round with the Broad­ford Vik­ings go­ing toe-to-toe with the POW 26ers, with the match in the bal­ance un­til the last dart was thrown.

With over 40 tons thrown be­tween the two teams it was in in­cred­i­ble night of darts, but it was the 26ers who kept their sea­son alive with an un­likely 6-5 vic­tory over the higher-ranked team.

The Vik­ings were well led by Mark Jones who bat­tled hard and fin­ished the night with five tons, a 137 and his third 180 for the sea­son. He was well sup­ported by Peter Myles who threw seven tons and a 140 and Bruce Cun­ning­ham chipped in with a ton and a game high peg of 60. 26ers high­lights in­cluded a ton, 140 and 125 to cap­tain Shan­non Jack­son, Mitch McGuin­ness got him­self a ton, Ray Shultz threw a ton and 108 and Luke Shultz played well with two tons, a 120, 121, 125, 134 and 140.

Torin Hel­more was an ex­cep­tion once again, deal­ing Poita Myles his first sin­gles loss for the year, as well as scor­ing him­self a ton, a 105, 115, 121, 125, 130, six 140s and a 174.

Game three was an­other heavy­weight bat­tle with the Golf Club Aces up against the POW Kings. With the lure of lock­ing away a top four spot on of­fer, the Aces came all out guns blaz­ing, tak­ing the points with a con­vinc­ing 7-4 vic­tory leav­ing the Kings ru­ing a missed op­por­tu­nity. The Aces’ Emily Wills was on her game with six tons and her first 180 for the sea­son. Adrian Blacker had a 120 and high peg of 76, Frank Roberts slipped in three tons and Steve Raynor threw two tons, a 132, 140 and round high peg of 110.

The Kings’ Ter­ran Crispin led from the front with six tons, a 125 and 140, Jar­rod Dug­gin was in good touch with three tons, a 116, 121 and 140, Shane Rhue nabbed him­self a cou­ple of tons and Jeff Rhue on de­but won his first sin­gles match.

The next match-up was POW Mis­fits play­ing off against Rail­way Rene­gades, with the Mis­fits prov­ing too strong, win­ning 7-4.

There were plenty of high­lights for both teams with Mis­fits’ Brian Forge throw­ing five straight tons, Michelle Half­penny had a ton and a 140, Ge­off Maggs threw a ton and a 120 and Noel Whitling threw two tons, a 137 and two 125s. The Gades’ high­lights in­cluded three tons and a 132 to John Porter, Tammy Kil­roy threw a 121 and 140, Scott Oak­ley threw a ton.

The POW Rebels hosted the Bot­tom Pub Pi­rates, with the hosts still search­ing for their first win of the sea­son. But the Pi­rates had other plans and ex­tended the Rebels’ los­ing streak, win­ning 9-2.

For the Rebels, He­len Roscoe threw a 101 and Kelly Stu­art bat­tled hard with a 112. For the Pi­rates Dan Kil­roy and Drew Gran­tham had tons, An­drew Har­ri­son slot­ted him­self a 132 and Steve Kil­roy had two tons, a 120 and a 134.

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