Court Bar sneak into last eight

League Cup com­pe­ti­tion moves to lat­ter stages

Paisley Daily Express - - Theti Cket -

Craig Ritchie

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

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