Flowerpot bloom against Bruce
MACCLESFIELD 501 DARTS LEAGUE
BRUCE B 3-4 FLOWERPOT
A DESPERATE Flowerpot descended on a Bruce B team which is slowly and steadily gaining in confidence for what was a door-die tie.
With the sign of seven looming over the Pot and not a win since June it was vital to take the spoils.
Kev Whitmore got the Pot off to a winning start, followed by a win for son Andy.
Geoff Wood, enjoying a purple patch, made it 3-0 to leave captain Wayne Eadie the task of closing the match out, which he did with a win over Cliff Wilkinson.
Wins for Trevor Goodey and Eddie Bainbridge and a win in the doubles then made the score more
respectable for Bruce.
SPORTING B 2-5 NAGS A
At the Sporting Club the hosts’ B team were entertaining the Nags A, who left 5-2 victors.
Nags’ Steve Holland and Sporting’s Dan Rimmer won to make it 1-1 early on and the hosts’ Lee McCabe put them ahead, Lee Banks then levelling matters.
From there though, Andy Rathmill and Micky Plant made it 4-2 and doubles wins further strengthened the Nags’ league position.
SPORTING A 2-5 QUEENS A
At the same venue Sporting A were taking on the Queens A.
With the Queens only sporting five players they were already a game down when they arrived.
But Mark Turner (with a 103 out-shot in an 18-dart leg), Neil Podmore and Andy Jackson put the Queens in control.
Glen Valentine beat Jack Mitchell in the game of the night and Mark Billing chalked up win number five.
Sporting won the doubles to make the final score 5-2 on the night.
BRITSH FLAG 4-3 RAILWAY VIEW
The Flag must be beginning to believe, as they derailed View’s four-matc unbeaten run.
Up for it for the Flag were winners Mark Whitehurst, Mick Newton and captain Nigel Steele.
Finding that winning touch for the Railway were Paul Barnett, Ian Armitt and Wez Emmery.
At 3-3 the Flag’s Steele and Mark Barber clamed the doubles match.
BROKEN CROSS 5-2 SPINNERS
Neither the third or fourth team is used to losing matches but home team Broken Cross showed they had the edge.
First blood went to the Cross with Jim Turner taking his game and Mick Smith made it 2-0. Mark Cairney made it 3-0 but the in-form Steve Sellars pulled one back.
Neil Ridgway put paid to a Spinners comeback with a 2-1 before the outof-towners’IanWadsworth made it 4-2 .
Cross took the doubles to close the gap to the Spinners to two points.
QUEENS B 6-1 BRUCE A
Queens B, coming off a Byron battering the previ- ous week, saw off Bruce A, with only Mick Graves’ win avoiding a whitewash.
Andy McKeith, Dave Higginbotham, Savvi Tomczak, Mike Hunter and Rob Lockett all won before victory in the doubles.
NAGS B 0-7 LORD BYRON
Nags B couldn’t register a single leg as they lost 7-0 to a rampant Lord Byron.
Steve Clarke, Tec Leach Darren Jackson, Steve Kimpton and Scott Newton all won their matches 2-0 before Matt McAllister hit a 17-darter on his way to beating Allen Leigh.
The doubles also went the Byron’s way to complete a 7-0 thrashing with no legs conceded, a win that serves notice of intention as the Byron return to the top.
Macclesfield Flying Club sent their pigeons to Hullavington for this week’s race. George and Mark Greenwood timed the first bird home in 2hr 32min over the 118 miles. They also took fourth, with Martin Hough second and third.
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