Rock­ets re­joic­ing

Te Awamutu Courier - - News - BY COLIN THORSEN

Rose­town Rock­ets pow­ered their way to an up­set 14-9 win over last year’s win­ners O¯ haupo¯ in week seven of Te Awa­mutu Darts cham­pi­onship.

The win has pro­pelled un­beaten Rose­town Rock­ets to the out­right com­pe­ti­tion lead.

Rose­town Rock­ets won the pairs 2-1 and were never headed there­after, win­ning both the first and sec­ond legs of the sin­gles 4-2 be­fore hon­ours were shared 3-3 in the third leg of sin­gles. The triples were halved 1-1.

All the games were hotly con­tested with no player on ei­ther team go­ing through the night un­beaten.

In­di­vid­ual match high­light was the three 180s thrown by David Scott and Jamie Te Nana (Rose­town Rock­ets) and Dayne Daniels (O¯ haupo¯ ).

O¯ haupo¯ sits on its own in sec­ond place with a five wins, one loss record.

WMC Hun­ters chalked up their fourth win to re­main in third spot, down­ing win­less Rose­town Rebels 15-8.

Rebels started with a hiss and a roar win­ning the triples 2-0 and were on even terms, 3-3, af­ter the com­ple­tion of the pairs.

Chances of Rebels pulling an up­set vic­tory took a nose­dive, how­ever, in the first leg of the sin­gles won six-zip by WMC Hun­ters.

Rebels did well to re­cover, draw­ing the sec­ond leg of sin­gles 3-3 be­fore drop­ping the third leg 4-2.

Hun­ters’ Steve Wal­dron threw his first 180 of the cham­pi­onship round.

Mis­fits recorded their sec­ond win pip­ping Tung­stens 12-11 in the clos­est match of the night.

The win­ning and los­ing of this tight match came in the triples and pairs won 2-0 and 2-1 by Mis­fits. Tung­stens fought back win­ning the first leg of sin­gles 4-2 to trail 6-5 but could only share hon­ours over the re­main­ing 12 sin­gles.

Tung­stens’ Daryl Wheeler gave his team some joy by throw­ing a 180.

In di­vi­sion two, WMC Dragons and RSA All­sorts re­main top of the leader­board each with five wins af­ter beat­ing RSA Bombers 12-3 and Rose­town Thorns 9-6 re­spec­tively.

Dave Jack, Paul Cleaver and Kathy Webb all recorded 4/4 wins for WMC Dragons, while Mike Heays did like­wise for RSA All­sorts.

O¯ haupo¯ Tigers chalked up their fourth win beat­ing WMC Raiders 9-6. Gerry Heelscoat and Aaron Allen (O¯ haupo¯ Tigers) had a good night, both nail­ing 4/4 wins.

David Scott threw a 180 for Rose­town Rock­ets against O¯ haupo¯ on Tues­day night.

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