Court Bar sneak into last eight
League Cup competition moves to latter stages
Paisley’s arrow aces have booked their spots in the quarter-finals of the P&D League Cup.
Just eight places were up for grabs in the early season competition but the turnout was great on Monday night as the sides went head-to-head.
In the first of the last-16 games, hosts Keystone A were in no mood to give visitors Arthurlie Arrows an easy game and sent them back to Barrhead with a 5-3 defeat.
However, that win sets them up against teammates Arthurlie Inns after they came through their away game with Hagg Bar B by the same scoreline.
The match between Keystone A and Arthurlie Inns will be played in the Arthurlie Inns on Monday.
Meanwhile, St Peter’s were looking to continue their fine form from last week when they travelled to Hazel Arms to play hosts Hazel Pirates.
And they did just that as they brushed aside the home side with the loss of just two games.
St Peter’s opponents in the last eight didn’t have such an easy passage as the match between Flying Horse A and The New Saints went all the way down to the deciding doubles match before being settled in favour of the Barrhead team.
The game between St Peter’s and Flying Horse A will take place in Fereneze.
The bottom half of the draw saw Court Bar take on Inkerman Bowling Club – and it was the home team that held their nerve to seal the win.
The tie to see who would face Court Bar also went down to a nail-biting ninth game as Railway Inn faced Caffufals, the first match the newly-promoted side had played against First Division opposition.
But they managed to hold on and take the match from Railway to set up the game with Court Bar in St Peter’s next week.
Elsewhere, Tartan Rose played host to Railway Black Cats, but it was the Howwood team that came away with the cream as they took the tie 5-4 to set up their quarter-final match.
The Black Cats will face Hagg Bar A, the last of the qualifiers as they swept aside the challenge from Kelburne Cricket Club with a 5- 0 win with the game also taking place in Tartan Rose.
The treble 20 took a pounding this week as the players start to find their scoring boots with 11 being hit overall.
Two players, Evander Stevenson of Hagg Bar A and Josie Stevenson of Railway Black Cats, each hit two maximums during their respective matches with Stevenson also bagging the quickest game of the night as he finished one of the legs in his match in 14 darts.
The only high finish of the night came from Scott Chalmers of Hazel Pirates as he took out a 100 checkout.
Next week the sides play the quarter- final stages of the tournament, with the teams hoping to get to finals night in St Peter’s on September 24.
Just eight places were up for grabs in the early season competition
Quarter-final spot Court Bar