Worker Bs move top with fourth victory Run of form brings summer lead
Workmen’s B claimed top spot in the BC Travel Summer Darts League as they made it four wins in a row.
In a strange week for the competitive division, a couple of teams now find themselves in unusual positions.
The first of these is Carsons who dropped to third place.
However, this is no fault of their own as they only had one match this week as they battled against AJ Joiners.
This was far from a wooden performance from the Coatbridge team and they managed to take four legs and indeed four valuable points from the game, thanks to Ricky Grant who snatched a draw in his singles game and partnered brother John to victory in the pairs.
With the likes of Derek Cunningham and Graham Anderson still seeing off all before them many teams will be happy to take four legs from the Airdrie and District League champions.
The other team in an unfamiliar position is The Workmen’s A who have pulled themselves away from the bottom of the table.
They are yet to win a match, but they have been very competitive and with one point for every game they are holding their own.
They particularly gave a scare to the Workmen’s B as they were leading 5-3 at one point thanks to good victories from Rab McFadyean and Charlie Morrisey.
In the end the B squad got their act together, with Cammy Reynolds onform for with a 19-dart win.
The A team then got off to a great start against The Workmen’s C, who were still flapping after defeat from The Clansman.
The class of the C team - in the shape of Ian McCaskill - did the damage with a brace of 18-dart wins to keep them in with a chance of reaching the last four and avoiding the Consolation Cup.
The Workmen’s B suddenly found form with an execution of darting prowess against AJ Joiners.
Scott Gibb secured a 16-dart win and Jackie Bryce returned to the fold with a 20-dart victory.
The Coatbridge lads only took one point in a match that was all one way traffic.
The Clansman moved up to second in the league after a good week.
They had beaten the Workmen’s C and they took confidence from that result as they dished out a whitewash to Wilson Arms.
They now look certain to reach the play-offs, and Wilsons look destined for the Consolation Trophy.