Last week saw some interesting results that shows the gaps are closing within the league and almost any team can take points from anyway else.
EXTREME v SEA ANGLING A
Many of us would have seen this as another three points in the bag for the Sea Angling. With Willie R (100x2) and Sam (135, 100x3) both clinching 3-0 wins over Gaffer and Sandra respectively you could be forgiven for thinking ‘here we go’. Not a bit of it as Extreme hit back with two 3-0 wins of their own as Andy (140x2, 100x4) beat Murdo A (140, 100x2) and Calum R (180, 140, 100) beat Alex P (100x2). Not finished there, the home team took the final single match as Gordon (100x2) beat Steven (100x4) 3-1.
The momentum continued with Andy (100), Calum R (140, 119) and Gaffer winning the triple against Murdo A, Willie R and Sam (100). Willie R (100) and Steven fought back in the first double to beat Gordon and Sandra but the home team were not to be outdone. Andy and Calum R (134) saw off Sam (125) and Murdo A (100) to give the home team the spoils winning 5-3 and handing a first league defeat to the Sea Angling A in two years.
GOLF CLUB v CLACHAN
In this match Paul (140, 100) got the Golf Club off to a good start beating Sean 3-1. Aaron (100x6, 78 checkout on bull) then levelled things up beating Jason (140, 100) 3-0. Next up for the golf club was a man in form and this continued as Phil (136, 134) beat Babz with a good 3-0 win. Geordie (125, 100x2) again restored parity for the away team beating Sander 3-0. The final match of the singles was a ding dong affair, as it usually is between these two, as Don (140, 100x6) over powered Norman (140x2, 100x2) by 3-2.
The away team then won the triple with Aaron, Don (100x2) and Geordie beating Norman, Phil and Paul. Babz (140) and Sean clinched the points for the Clachan beating Phil and Paul in the first double. Don (100) and Geordie (100, 121) sealed a 6-2 win beating Norman and Sander.
LODGE v NESS
Haggis (121, 100x5) got the away team off and running be beating Ruaraidh (100) 3-0 including a cracking second leg with four tons. Terry (180, 100x3) got the home team off the mark as he beat Ian B (100x2, 104 checkout) 3-2. Ian M (100x2) picked another one up for Ness winning 3-0 against Nini (100x3). However, it was the Lodge who would finish the singles the strongest with Ian (140, 100) beating Ian C (100x3) 3-2 after being 2-0 down and then Bananas (140, 100x2) with a 3-2 win over Alan (140, 100x3).
Haggis, Ian M and Ian B levelled the match as they beat Bananas (125), Nini and Ruaraidh in the triple. The home team edged back in front with Bananas (125) and Ian beating Ian M and Alan. The lodge then sealed victory in a closely fought match as Nini (140) and Terry (100) beat Haggis (100x2) and Ian B to give the home side a 5-3 win.
MANOR v SEA ANGLING B
This was always going to be a close affair with both teams on form and pushing for top spot but it was the away team who got off to the better start as Finlay (140x2, 100x5) and Jamie (100x8) both picked up 3-2 wins over Robbie (100x5) and Mark (140x2, 100x5) respectively. Back came the home team with Calum M (100x4) picking up a good 3-0 win against Alex (100x4). Dan (140x2, 100) then came from two down to beat Stephen (140, 100x4) 3-2. Hamish (140, 100x2) wrapped things up in the singles with a good 3-0 win over Murdo (100x2).
Calum M, Robbie and Mark (100x3) kept their run of form going by beating Jamie, Finlay and Stephen to win the triple and look odds on to take maximum points. Jamie (180, 100) and Finlay (100) got one back winning the first double against Hamish and Dan. Alex and Murdo clinched a share of the spoils by beating Calum M (100x2) and Mark for a 4-4 draw.
SINGLES LEAGUE’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Last Friday saw the final night of the three singles leagues. Andy clinched the A league with Stewart, Mark and Calum R heading down to the B league. Murdo won the B league and moves up to division A along with Finlay and Calum M. Finally, the C league was won by Alex M who was promoted with Robbie and Phil.
FESTIVAL OF DARTS
This week sees the 8th Western Isles darts festival taking place with competitions every night of the week. Thursday night is the over 40s singles and the Allan Dowie Memorial singles with plenty of prizes up for grabs. Friday night is the blind draw doubles, open threes and the open doubles with the climax to the week’s activity on Saturday which sees the mixed doubles, women’s singles and the open singles. A quality week of darts and entertainment which is not to be missed!