The top two met in the Sid Dennis and Sons Limited Division Two of the darts league this week as Marine A travelled to Wainfleet Outsiders.
It was top dogs Marine who got the result with a crushing 9-1 victory, including a 15 darter for Sam Hewson, 17 and 18 for Carl Abbiss, a 23 dart doubles leg for Sam and Kristien Thein and 180s for Kristien, Sam and Mark Forman - a result that sees them open up a three point gap at this early stage of the season.
Battle of the basement took place at New Park as Rangers and Countrymen met and both teams looking for their first victory.
It was a very close game going all the way to the wire and Countrymen led 5-3, only to see Rangers’ two Graham’s win the last two singles, firstly Fitton over Barry Grenfell, then captain Froud against Ken Wilson forcing the draw.
Rangers had Graham Fitton high scoring with 137, 121, 125, 138 and a 140 finish and a 15 dart leg, Graham Froud 121, 135, 140, while Countryman had Steve Gillings 3 x 125, 139, Darrell Webb 2 x 125, and Barry Grenfell 2 x 140.
Marine 501s took on Barkham Arms and Gary Garton got them off to a flyer in the first singles beating Anthony Hulley with legs in 20 and 21 darts.
Ben Drysdale made it two nil with his victory over Steve Kirkham. They then won only one more game all evening as Gary beat Scott Sutton with a 19 dart leg, Barkham running out 7-3 winners, 501s high scorers Gary 125, 3 x140 155, Ben 121, 140 and Lee Woods 20 dart leg, Barkham Steve Kirkham 2 x1 40, Chris Simpson 121, 123, 2 x1 40 Anthony 2 x 140 and 18 darter.
In the Sid Dennis and Sons Limited Division Two, Boathouse Barracudas played host to Railroad Cobras this week.
It was the away side who led from pillar to post, getting a comfortable 8-2 victory with Ian Chamberlain top scoring with 125, 135 and 140.
A much closer affair took place at the Working Men’s Club (WMC) as Amigos took on leaders Liberal Lads and it was the away team that had the upper hand in the first set of singles taking a three one lead.
The Amigos then took both the pairs to level the game, going into the last set of singles.
Gary Muir took the first singles for Liberal, only to see the Amigos take the next three and the match by 6-4.
Tony Goodwin hit 2 x 135 and Mick Jones 130, 140 for WMC while Liberal had Matt Reeson 125, 127 140, and Gary 127, 137, 180.
Finnegans travelled to Seaview and the first set of singles were shared, as were both the pairs, a tight affair going into the final set of singles, however it was the away side who then took all the second set of singles to take the match 7-3 and move two points clear at the top, but there’s a long way to go yet and this league looks like its going to be a tight one.
On Friday, July 18, ‘Mile High’ Mark Hylton will be at the Marine Boathouse taking on league players and a best of nine match against Carl Abbiss.