Settling for a draw

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William Hill Darts

League Skegness

Sid Dennis and sons

Ltd Division One

Liberal Lads faced New Park Rangers, with both sides looking for a win to kickstart their seasons - and both settling for a share of the spoils.

And it was Rangers’ new signing of James Jenkins who took the opening singles before Liberals’ Matt Reeson (140), and Eric Hammond (100, 140) took the next two.

Brad Martin (2x100, 140) levelled things up before the pairs were shared.

In the final set of singles, Brad (2x100, 140, 180, and a 16 dart leg) gave the Rangers the perfect start, and he was backed up by Ray McIvor (100, 140).

However, both teams had to settle for a draw as Liberal captain Eric (3x100) and Stuart Giles (4x100) won the last two.

Ex Service 501s took on Red Lion in a cracker of a game.

Lion’s Chris Simpson (100, 135, 3x140, and a fantastic 15 dart leg) and Scott Smith (100, 135, 2x140 and a 20 darter) earned an early 2-0 lead, but 501’s Gary Garton (121, 125, 140 and a superb 160 finish to cap a 12 dart leg) and Liam Simms (2x100, 140, 160) squared things up.

The doubles were shared and, into the second singles, Chris Fletcher (2x100, 125, 140) at last found some form to give the 501s the edge.

Colin Pringle (4x100, 121, 180) again levelled things up with his win over Ken Wilson (5x100, 121, 135, 140) and that man Gary (103, 135, 3x140 and a 16 darter) again put the 501s in the driving seat with his win over Scott Smith (4x100).

Liam Simms (2x140 and a 21 dart leg) came up against an inspired captain in Chris Simpson (3x100, 125, and 19 dart leg) to win and force a 5-5 draw.

Sid Dennis and Sons

Ltd Division Two

Seaview Raiders faced Ex Service Spitfires in the only game in the division this week.

Seaview took all the opening singles to lead 4-0 and the Spitfires must have wondered what hit them.

But to their credit, they took both the pairs.

Raiders’ Stuart Llewellyn beat Spitfires captain Jamie Cooper (100, 121) and captain Steven Emsen (2x100, 110, 121) took the opening pair of singles to lead 6-2.

Chris Butler (2x100) came off the bench for the away side and beat Barry Taylor (7x100), but Peter East (4x100) beat Lee Woods (100, 133, 140) to give the Seaview a 7-3 win.

Rick Seaman (100, 2x120_ was the other high scorer for the Spitfires.

League Cup

Railroad Cobra’s took on the Arctic Shrew Monkeys in the League Cup this week, and the Cobras won 9-1.

The Monkeys found it hard to give the likes of Ray Bettison, Darrell Webb, Ian Chamberlain and Stuart Corsen 200 starts.

It was Martin Bell who got the all-important leg for the Monkeys, and that was last game on.

High Scores in this one came from Cobras’ Ray Bettison (100, 121, 128), Stuart Corsen (4x100, 125), Ian Chamberlain (100, 123) and Darrell Webb (3x100, 138, 140).

Shrew Monkeys’ Martin Bell (4x100), Lee Yates (139, 180), Colin Lees (4x100, 139, 140) threw well in a result that sees the Cobras put one foot in the semi-finals

Barry Grenfell

Memorial Cup

Friday sees the Barry Grenfell Memorial cup, a singles knockout competition, held at the Red Lion, Burgh.

Entry into this event is £2.

Transport is provided by the league for all players wanting to enter, leaving Skegness at 7.30pm.

Notification of entry is asked for in advance and further information is available from Chris Fletcher on 07789 405588.