BRIDGEND & DISTRICT DARTS LEAGUE
WEEK two in the league and in Division One it was the first derby game of the new season in Aberkenfig as the Prince of Wales (aka the Colliers) played host to the Social.
It was the Social who took an early lead claiming both of the threes legs before the Prince came back to take the pairs 2-1 giving the away side a slender one-leg advantage into the singles.
The Social stretched their lead as wins for Bleddyn Lyons, Chris Packman, Steve Bowen and a 108 finish from Nigel Richards put them 7-2 in front. Andrew Hermoile pulled one back for the Prince but John Pritchard claimed the next leg to make the score 8-3 to the Social. Gareth James took the final leg for the Welsh men to make the final 8-4 and bragging rights to the Social.
Early leaders in Division One are the newly promoted Five Bells as they followed up their fine win last week with an 11-1 victory at home to the GWR A. The pairing of Mal Hookings and Fred Blank getting the railway men’s only point.
After pushing the footballers all the way last week the Jolliers came from behind to get their first win in their home game against the Coity A.
One a piece after the threes the Coity went in front having the better of the pairs legs to lead 3-2. Gerwyn Harris made that 4-2 with victory in the first of the singles legs before the Jolliers got back in contention as Lyndon Phillip, Dai Bar and Clive Jones put the home side in front for the first time 5-4. A 102 out from Andrew Phillips from the Coity levelled the score five each but Iorrie Jones and Russell Wilks took the final two legs for a 7-5 victory to the Jolliers.
The final game in Division One saw last season’s champions, Penybont, take on the Coity B. The footballers had the upper hand after the opening exchanges in the pairs and threes to lead 4-1.
Darren Rees, Tony Doyle and a 14-dart leg from Ray Johnson put the away side 7-1 up before Mark Thatchel and Gavin Buffton pulled two back for the Coity to make the score 7-3.
Wins for Mike Doyle and Alwyn Collins made that 9-3 to the football club.
Early leaders in Division Two are the White Horse as they made it two from two with a 9-3 away victory over the Cabo.
The BUSC B move into second spot as they came from behind to also make it two from two with victory over the GWR B.
Trailing 3-2 after the threes and pairs the war office rattled off six legs on the trot in the singles which paved the way for an 8-4 success.
Not to be outdone the BUSC A got probably their best result to move up to the dizzy heights of third in the league with a 9-3 home victory over the Coach Drivers.
The final game in Division Two saw the Two Brewers take on the West House.
One each after the threes the House men edged the pairs to lead 3-2 going in to the singles. Darren Porte and Alun Clements made that 5-2 for the away side but the Brewers hit back as James Baker and Ron Pyne pulled two back to make the score 5-4.
Martin Timbrell and Mike Carter put the West 7-4 up with Jon Rees claiming the final leg for the Brewers for a final scoreline of 7-5 in favour of the West House.
BRIDGEND & DISTRICT LADIES LEAGUE
LAST season’s top of the league team the Penybont Football club were away to the bottom of the league team the Cabo Roche this week.
It started well for the Cabo with Sue Gerrard and Annette Young winning the first two singles. Sadly that was it as Penybont went on to win the next three singles.
They also claimed the last single game as the Cabo were a player short. Penybont took the next two doubles and in the last game the captain of the Cabo, Julie Morris, stepped up to the oche to play solo against Karen Tucker and Barbara Thomas, who won the game giving Penybont the 7-2 away win.
At the Pencoed Social club the B team were a player short but started well with Caryn Mackenzie and Debbie Roberts winning the first two singles. Once again it was a struggle from there, with Pencoed RFC taking the four remaining singles and three doubles.
At the White Horse it was 3-3 at the end of the singles against the Socialites. The home team could only manage to win one double giving the Socialites the 5-4 away win.
The Railway club were home to the Pencoed Social Club A and it was another win for the away team. Pencoed took the lead with four singles followed by two doubles for a 6-3 away win.
It was a repeat of the 6-3 score at the Two Brewers where the winners were the away team the West House A.
Although the Five Bells were trounced 8-1 last week, they fought back this week and had a 6-3 home win against the United Services club.
The West House B team had a bye this week.