Eagle squad soars high in new season
Sitting joint top with Carsons
The Eagle secured a huge victory over The Clansman as they continued to build momentum for the season ahead.
A close game was expected between the sides, and The Clansman started well with Peter Lynch in fine form.
He recorded a brace of 21- dart wins, and Alex McPheat was also in the mood with a 20-dart win.
In the end it was the good form of the home side that secured the points.
Ped Cummings hit a 180 in a 17dart win and Ally Kennedy got in amongst the action with a 17-dart win.
The victory in the last pairs match secured both points for The Eagle.
The Workmen’s B faced a potential banana skin when The Swan came to visit.
Jim Parker got the away team off to a good start with a 19-dart win while Ian Weir increased their lead after scoring a 180 in a 20-dart win.
The B Boys had to get their act together - and Gerry Brown made his presence felt with 16-dart and 17-dart wins.
The Workmen’s B then levelled but The Swan took the fifth game when Lachie Black hit a maximum and Davy Cunningham with a 19-darter had to come from behind to tie the match again.
The Swan took the seventh game when Gordon Jackson hit a 19-dart win but thanks to a 19-darter from Tam Ferguson the sides went into the pairs games level. These matches were also shared - as were the points - but The Swan will be more than happy with the draw.
In Calderbank, The Post recorded another win with a positive showing against The Workmen’s A.
It wasn’t all one way traffic though as Alex McNeil got the visitors off to a great start.
Dougie Pairman was the best player for The Post on the night with a 180 and a 17-dart win while Paul Cushen managed a 20.
Lee Barber, the captain of the A squad, did well with a 19-dart win.
At the Bank Social Club, The Albert Bar will be disappointed that they never came away with anything.
Ian Wilson again led the Albert team to a good start, but the longer the game went the better the home side got and eventually ran out winners.
George Lindsay made his return for The Forge after several years and showed that he is a quality player by recording an 18-dart win to help The Forge to defeat The Boar’s Head.
Carsons kept the monster dart machine rolling along when they bulldozed Wilson Arms to hold top spot. RESULTS for Monday, September 11: Bank Social Club 8 The Albert Bar 4, Workmen’s B 6 The Swan 6, Carsons 9 Wilson Arms 3, The Forge 8 The Boar’s Head 4, The Eagle 7 The Clansman 5, The Post 8 Workmen’s A 4.