Queens still rule the roost as they can­ter to win over Nags

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

WITH a two-horse race de­vel­op­ing at the sharp end of the 501 Darts League ta­ble Queens A kept up their un­beaten record with a 7-0 win at Nags B.

Cap­tain Glen Valen­tine got the ball rolling and with Si­mon Goda, Mark Turner, Mark Billing, Andy Jack­son and Neil Pod­more all vic­to­ri­ous their dou­bles win made it a clean sweep.

Queens’ solid vic­tory sees them go six clear of the in­ac­tive Lord By­ron.

Also en­joy­ing a white­wash were Spin­ners, at the ex­pense of their hosts, Bruce A.

Steve Sell­ers’ 120 out­shot set the tone and Matt Bar­ton edged out Bruce cap­tain Paul Clarke. Ian Wadsworth made it three and Mick Hat­ton se­cured the vic­tory. Sin­gles wins for Rick Smith and Terry Hunter and Sell­ers and Hat­ton’ dou­bles suc­cess com­pleted the Bruce’s tor­men.

Bri­tish Flag en­joyed an em­phatic win at home to Sport­ing B, with Mark Whitehurst’s 19-dart leg pre­ced­ing wins for Mick New­ton, Clive Poole, Nigel Steele and Mark Bar­ber, who hit a 114 out­shot and an 18-dart leg, the Pa­tri­ots’ dou­bles suc­cess con­firmed a 6-1 win.

Sport­ing A’s Rob Clayton got their big win un­der way at Bruce B, be­fore Jack Mitchell dou­bled the lead and cap­tain Dan Burgess made it 3-0.

It was left to James Bick­er­ton to con­firm the win in the fourth match, and Gor­don Shaw and Paul Ad­cock com­pleted the sin­gles suc­cesses for Sport­ing, Rob and Steve Gibbs’ dou­bles win giv­ing Bruce some con­so­la­tion at 6-1.

The other two matches to take place ended in 4-3 wins, for Bro­ken Cross over Flow­er­pot and for Queens B over Nags A.

The Cross had to stage a re­mark­able come­back from 3-0 down to the Pot, who’d stormed ahead through Ge­off Wood, Pete Burkin­shaw and Dan Whit­more.

Mark Cair­ney started the fight­back and Jim Turner and Martin McDon­nell set up a nail­bit­ing de­cider in the dou­bles. Cair­ney and Turner kept the stone rolling with a 2-0 win over Pete Birkin­shaw and Andy Whit­more to take the three points.

Another dou­bles de­cider took place at Queens B, with the hosts’ Andy McKeith and Rob Lock­ett tak­ing it against Martin Perry and Steve Hol­land.

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