Monkeys hang on

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William Hill Darts

League Skegness

Sid Dennis and Sons

Ltd Division One

Favourites and last year’s champions Arctic Shrew Monkies took on the previous campaign’s runners-up New Park Rangers, and as you would expect it was a close affair, with the Monkeys just edging it 6-4.

Liberal Lads hosted Ex Service 501s and Ken Wilson - with a 20-dart leg and scores of 2x100 - took the first singles for the 501s.

Lee Dore Snr responded, with a 20-dart leg of his own and 2x100 plus 2x140 in his singles win over Liam Simms to level things up.

But it was Gary Garton (100, 125) and Daniel Starkey (2x140) who took the next two for the 501s to give the away side a 3-1 lead after the first set of singles.

The singles were then shared 1-1.

Liberal’s Gordon Mquillan beat Dan Daniel Starkey despite a maximum from Dan.

Lee Dore then took on Gary Garton (3x100) and with scores of 3x100 and 180, should have won, but couldnt finish as Gary was more than grateful to win 2-1 to give the 501s a 5-3 lead.

Liberal leader Eric Hammond took on opposing captain Chris Fletcher and, helped by a couple of tons, it was Chris who took this 2-0 to give the 501s the overall win. Ken Wilson (3x100, 125) then beat Stuart Giles to make the score 7-3.

Gordon Mquillan was Liberal’s top scorer with highlights of 7x100, 2x121, 125 and 140.

Sid Dennis and Sons

Ltd Division Two

Seaview Raiders are always there or thereabouts at the end of the season, and opened their account with a home fixture against Victoria Inn, last year’s wooden spoon winners.

When Daniel Philpott beat Mark Dannatt in the opening singles, an upset could have been on the cards.

However, Barry Taylor (2x100, 180) and Peter East (100, 121, 140) thought otherwise as they won their singles. Luke Mason (100) then beat Geoff Poulter to leave the score 2-2 after the singles, before the doubles were shared 1-1.

The final singles round was where Seaview turned on the style, winning them all with Steve Gillings (3x100, 125), Barry Taylor (5x100, 140, and 100 finish), Pete East (2x100, 2x121, 125) in form, and captain Steven Emsen winning the last game 2-0 with legs of 16 and 18, hitting 3x100, 140, 171, and a 100 finish for an overall 7-3 success.

Ex Service Spitfires took on Railroad Cobras and had a very tough induction into the league, going down 8-2.

Darrell Webb was the star for the Cobras, hitting 140 and a 118 finish in a fantastic 15-dart leg in his singles win over Chris Butler (140).

League Cup

This competition was brought in to save having a bye in each division, with top flight teams giving their lower league opponents a 200 start.

This week’s game saw Red Lion play host to WMC Amigos.

The match was level at 3-3 going into the final singles, Amigos going on to win 6-4.

High scores for the Amigos came from Mick Jones (4x100), Mick Seagers (2x100) and for the Red Lion, Anthony Hulley (9x100, 137, 140), Chris Simpson (5x100, 125, 2x 140), Scott Smith (6x100, 125, 140, 2x180 and a 145 finish) and Colin Pringle (3x100).

Barry Grenfell

Memorial Trophy

The Barry Grenfell Memorial Trophy will be held at the Red Lion, Burgh, on Friday, July 1.

The open competition is not limited to league players and entry into this is £2.

The league will be providing transport from Skegness, leaving the Liberal Club at 7.30pm.

All you have to do to be on the bus is pay the entry fee before the day.

For details, call Chris Fletcher on 07789 405 588.