Pirates defeat Rebels in swashbuckling style

August 11, 2017

Round six kicked off last Monday night, and it was the two bottom placed teams doing battle in the first game of the round.

Round six kicked off last Monday night, and it was the two bottom placed teams doing battle in the first game of the round.

The Bottom Pub Pirates hosted the POW Rebels.

The Pirates got off to a good start and were never headed in what ended up being a lopsided affair, taking the night 9-2.

Pirates captain Dan Kilroy returned to form with two tons and a 120; Steve Kilroy threw two tons and a 53 peg; Andrew Harrison chucked a 105; and Drew Grantham was on song with three tons, a 125 and 140 with a game high peg of 72.

It was a pretty quiet night for the Rebels but Helen Roscoe managed a 117 while Colleen Holley slipped in a ton as well as winning both her singles matches.

Game two threw up another upset loss for the highly-rated Broadford Vikings, falling victim to the POW 26ers in an impressive effort from one of the league’s newest teams.

The 26ers Steve Ash had his eye in with three tons and team-high 52 peg, captain Shannon Jackson was solid with three tons as he guided his team to an 8-3 victory.

Special mention to Ann Rogers who filled in on the night, won both her singles matches and pulled off a 46 peg.

The Vikings were well led by Mark Jones who was unstoppable with three tons, a 125, 123, two 140s and threw the first 180 for the winter competition.

Jayde Pearson chipped in with a ton and a 120 and Mark Ruddick had a 124 and game high peg of 71.

Next saw a clash between a couple of heavy weights with the POW Kings playing host to the undefeated Golf Club Aces.

Both teams were in for a big night with 11 tons thrown in the first three games alone, and a total of 47 tons thrown between the two teams.

A full-strength Kings proved too big of an ask for the Aces, with the reigning champs flexing their muscle to take the honours 9-2.

Ray Maloney was exceptional for the Kings, throwing seven tons, a 105, three 140s and a 180.

He was shadowed closely by Gary Power who slipped in five tons, a 125 and four 140s, and the Kings welcomed back Dave Kennett who threw six tons, a 135, 118 and two 140s as well as a game high peg of 115.

The Aces highlights included a 102 to Adrian Blacker; a ton with two 140s and 180 to Dan Raynor; three tons and two 140s to Emily Wills; and Frank Roberts chucked two tons, a 120, 125, 140 and team-high peg of 86.

Game four saw a much tighter tussle with the Railway Renegades putting it on the line against the POW Misfits in a contest that went down to the final leg of the night.

But it was the Misfits who took home the chocolates with a 6-5 win.

Renegades were well served by Royce Kilroy who had two tons and a 140, Ricky Kozlowski had two tons, Scott Oakley chucked a 105 and 135 and Keiffer McKenzie battled hard and managed the game high score and peg of 160 and 77.

Noel Whitling threw four tons for the Misfits, Michelle Halfpenny had a 108, Beau Maggs slammed in a ton and team-high peg of 62.

Geoff Maggs was in fine touch with three tons, a 125, 121, two 120s, a peg of 56 and with nerves of steel to take the win in the final leg with a peg of 50.

Final game had the Royal Rascals lining up against the top of the table Avenel Steeltips.

The Rascals were up and about with Brendan Rogers throwing a ton and 108, John Crockett managed a 120, Bob Nayda smashed out a 101 and Stu Crockett played out of his skin with four tons and a game-high 91 peg.

The fast-finishing Steeltips managed to hold off the Rascals to win 6-5 in the end, with Liz Henzell throwing a 119, Rob Walden slammed in three tons and three 140s, Adam Lynch had six tons and a team-high peg of 84 and Rick Wylie led the team strongly with three tons to close out round six of the Seymour District Darts Association winter competition.

The SDDA has a new website where you can check out the latest results and ladder. Go to www.seymourdistrict

-— Daniel Kilroy

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