Mountain edges out Simpson to hit league summit


Boston Standard Premier League

l MARK Simpson and Kev Lenton played in the opening match. Mark was very consistent and as Kev closed in Mark picked off the doubles including a 101 finish to take the match 4-0.

l Paul Grainger and Sean Rickell battled next. This was quite a close match but Sean was checking well to take a good win 4-1.

l Mark Simpson was back to take on Bob Mountain and in a good, close match Bob eked out a 4-2 win which moves him joint top.

l Graham Sharp took on Andy Cammack and while ‘Fergal’ was finding the trebles Andy was all round them to give Graham the edge. He also checked well, with back-to-back bull finishes of 94 and 91, to give him a 4-0 victory. Andy hit a 180 during the game.

l A couple of players battling in the top five were next up – Chris Royal and Simon Hill. Simon took the first leg but both were struggling for their better form and as the match went on Chris was the stronger and took his chances to win 4-1.

l Dave Hasnip faced a toughie taking on Debra Royal. Despite Deb not having her darts she played well. Dave took the first with a 17-darter but Deb replied with a 180 in leg two. As Dave hit three 140s Deb sealed the leg in 15 darts. The next three were close but Dave just edged it to win 4-1.

l A close match followed between Ady Parker and Derek Johnson. Derek had numerous chances to take some legs but Ady found his doubles to win 4-0. The victory puts Ady top of the league.

l The final game of the night saw Graham Sharp play out a really good seven-legger with Dave Hasnip. Both players were banging the trebles and doubles and with Graham poised 3-2 up, and left on a finish, Dave picked off an 80 to level the game. Dave won the bull to take the arrows in the final leg. Graham was scoring but Dave matched him and took his first chance at a double to win 4-3.

Lincs Racing Division One

l Just four games this week and in the first match Redvers Dickinson took on Dan Flynn. Although it was an even game Dan took his chances and the match 4-0.

l A very tight seven-legger was battled out between Rob Cade and Pete Grooby. There was mixed scoring and finishing from both but it was Pete who sealed the victory 4-3.

l Ali Baker picked up a good 4-2 win in a really tight match with Kev Dickinson.

l The final game saw another seven-legger well fought out between Darren Aucote and Darren Blythe. It was a good match with both players having chances to seal legs or even win it. However, it was Aucote who held his nerve to win the decider and the game 4-3.

John Smiths and PG Vending Division Two

l Sophie Marston looked to have leg one sewn up against Liz Chapman but double trouble crept in and Liz took advantage to go one up. It was Liz’s turn to struggle on the doubles in leg two and Sophie took her chance to level. The decider was level all the way down to the doubles and both were missing chances but it was Liz who struck first to win 3-1.

l A good, close match followed between Phil Hunt and Bob Birtwhistle. There were some fairly even legs which led to a decider with Bob just edging home to win 3-2.

l Two in-form players met this week - Luke Everitt and undefeated Aaron Upsall. The latter started very well with three ton plusses leaving 32 after just 12 darts. Aaron couldn’t pick off the double and as Luke closed in Aaron just found double three to take the lead. Luke levelled in leg two and after a superb third leg it was Aaron who went out on 74 to lead again. Leg four could have been sealed by Aaron for the win but missed doubles cost him as Luke levelled. Aaron had the edge in the scoring in the deciding leg but diubles again let him down and Luke nipped in to win to end Aaron’s unbeaten record.

l Angie Upsall and Darren Brierly had a good five-leg battle with lots of doubles missed by both. Either player could have won but it was Angie who took the double to win 3-2.

l Both Bob Birtwhistle and Liz Chapman were back to the oche. Another close match but Bob checked well to win 3-1.

l The final game saw Suzy Watson battle very well with Ben Leadbeater. Both players scored consistently and checked well. Finishing stronger was Ben - often in one or two darts - and this was the deciding factor which gave him victory 3-1.