Glamorgan Gazette - - Sport -

IT WAS fours night last Fri­day at the Con where the Vetz were look­ing to make it three ti­tles on the bounce.

High­lights of the first round was a sec­ond 180 of the sea­son for Dai Frowen of the Con A, and the Nanty Rug four of Johns Collins and Clay­ton, Roy Nutt and An­drew Wil­liams putting the fan­cied Inn four of the Hill­man boys, Chris, An­drew and John plus Mark Lewis to the sword.

The quar­ter-fi­nals saw the bat­tle of the two Blaen­garw rugby sides where the As came out on top, then the Vetz shad­ing past the Con A, the So­cial then beat the Junc­tion and the Odds Bs proved too strong for Nanty Rugby. The first semi saw the Blaen Rugby four of Peter Jones, Steve Dent, Phil Rice and Will Struthers up against the Vetz quar­tet of Mike Hunt­ley, An­drew Woods, Lee Haines and Richard Watkins. Struthers snatched the open­ing leg for the Rug with a cool 60 fin­ish be­fore Woods replied for the Vetz with dou­ble eight. The fi­nal leg saw both teams miss dou­bles with the Rug miss­ing 11 darts after Phil Rice had landed a 180, but up stepped Hunt­ley for a cat­walk fin­ish as he hit dou­ble 15 to see his boys into the fi­nal where they would meet the So­cial four of Nick Winn, John Pic­ton, Chris Pack­man and Bled­dyn Lyons as they over­came the Odds quar­tet of Aaron Wil­liams, Peter and Lloyd Owen and Paul Jones with Pack­man tak­ing out dou­ble four for the first leg then “the lyon” nail­ing dou­ble nine for the sec­ond.

The best-of-five fi­nal pro­vided a feast of top class darts with the Vetz tak­ing the open­ing two legs as the So­cial missed vi­tal dou­bles in the first and then saw Woods take out 111 be­fore Haines se­cured the sec­ond with dou­ble two. The Aberkenfig boys then staged a great fight back with Pic­ton rolling back the years hit­ting con­sis­tent three­fig­ure scores and that kid Lyons again showed his bot­tle with dou­ble two in the third and dou­ble 18 in the fourth to make it a last-leg shoot out.

Both sides then threw some great darts with Winn “nick­ing” a 180, how­ever Haines then sealed the game to keep the crown up in Ponty for an­other year.

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