Hagg Bar win the bat­tle to top ta­ble

Team de­feat Pick­wicks in race for Di­vi­sion One ti­tle

Paisley Daily Express - - Theti Cket -

Craig Ritchie

The ac­tion is heat­ing up in the Pais­ley and Dis­trict Darts League as the sea­son nears its fi­nale.

It was the clash of the un­beaten lead­ers in the First Di­vi­sion that pro­vided the ex­cite­ment, as Pick­wicks played host to Hagg Bar A.

There were plenty of fire­works as four of the home team and five of the vis­i­tors fea­ture on the league highlights ta­ble.

There were seven max­i­mums hit dur­ing the game, with Chris McGuire of Pick­wicks scor­ing three of them.

When the dust had set­tled on the game it was the vis­i­tors who left with the spoils af­ter a hard fought 6-3 vic­tory, with the re­sult leav­ing the Hagg Bar team at the top – two points clear of Pick­wicks.

Join­ing Pick­wicks in the chase, and only two legs be­hind, are St Peter’s af­ter they too recorded a 6-3 win at the ex­pense of Court Bar.

Fourth place in the ta­ble now be­longs to Fly­ing Horse A as they also had a 6-3 win this week as they vis­ited How­wood’s Rail­way Inn.

Court Bar’s de­feat to St Peter’s means that they fail to climb the ta­ble and now head up a pack of five teams on six points.

Key­stone A are also level af­ter their win over Hagg Bar C and, with Key­stone hav­ing a game in hand, they may yet take over fifth place be­fore the year end.

Burgh Bar also join the midtable party fol­low­ing a 6-3 win with theirs com­ing against Pock­ets Red, with the re­sult cost­ing Pock­ets ninth spot as they drop down to 10th in the ta­ble.

And the last of the quin­tet of teams on six points is Glenif­fer Ho­tel as they com­pleted a full week of 6-3 re­sults with a win over Arthurlie Inns.

Mean­while, Ca f f u f a l s con­tin­ued their un­beaten ways to lead the way in the Sec­ond Di­vi­sion, de­mol­ish­ing Hazel Pi­rates B, 8-1.

Sec­ond place in the ta­ble be­longs to Pock­ets Black as they held on to beat Tar­tan Rose in a thrilling 5-4 re­sult, putting them­selves two points clear of the Tar­tan team.

The Kel­burn con­tinue their climb as they stay in third place and put pres­sure on Tar­tan Rose as they are now only three legs be­hind them af­ter a stun­ning 8-1 vic­tory over Hazel Arms, the re­sult push­ing the Hazel team down one place into seventh.

Court Bar B jumped two places into sixth po­si­tion in the ta­ble and closed the gap to just four legs be­tween them­selves and Inker­man Bowl­ing Club af­ter beat­ing them 8-1.

There was also a tense bat­tle at the bot­tom of the ta­ble as Fly­ing Horse met Kel­burne Cricket Club with both teams look­ing for their first win of the sea­son.

In the end, it was the home team that held their nerve to take the points with a 5-4 win and push them­selves up into 10th place.

In the last game in the di­vi­sion Key­stone B held on to ninth place as they recorded a 7-2 home win against Hazel Pi­rates with the re­sult also push­ing the Pi­rates team down into eighth place, only two points ahead of their ri­vals.

As ex­pected, the tre­ble 20 took a beat­ing this week as there were 18 max­i­mums scored in the matches with Pick­wicks player Chris McGuire hit­ting three along with team- mate Ian Cal­laghan scor­ing two. The quick­est leg of the night came from Court Bar B player Joe Mitchell who equalled the sea­sons best with a 12-dart leg.

The best fin­ish came from Court Bar as John Bar­clay Jr checked out on 156 in one of his matches.

There were two play­ers this week that man­aged to get their names on all three highlights ta­bles and, un­usu­ally, they both came from the same team as Chris McGuire and Ian Cal­laghan from Pick­wicks hit max­i­mums, recorded quick games and both had fin­ishes over 100.

A team Hagg Bar re­main un­beat­ean and top Di­vi­sion One

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