There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal and in the Tuborg Dundalk and District Darts League that animal is The Stag’s who came back from a hard loss last week to the Avenue Eagles to inflict a comprehensive win on their most recent opponents, stablemates Stag’s Red. Six nil was the final scoreline in a game which saw the first leg of darts finished in 14 darts by Ray Campbell. This was the way things were to continue with Martin Carvill also taking out a game in 14 darts.
The Stag’s Red had no joy, despite some exceptional darts from Simon Wykes but lady luck didn’t seem to be sitting in their corner on the night. The Commercial 1896 were at home this week and after dropping a point last time out they are looking for number of other results to go their way if they were to have any chance of picking up the runners-up spot in the league. They played a McEntaggart’s team who some would say have underachieved in the league.
The Vinegarman’s has some very strong players with Mickey McMahon and Damian Smith being among the most consistent throughout the league. The game of the night saw Gerry Rice return after a week’s break and he faced Wayne Fry, a player who has taken some big scalps this year.
The game was a festival of fine scores with at least a T20 hit in every three darts. Rice was the winner on the night but he had to fight back after ‘The Fry Man’ took out the first leg in great style.
No quarter given and no quarter gained is the phrase that best describes the First Division title race.
The Stag’s Green put a big dent in the Punter Sharks’ title hopes in a game that was rescheduled for Tuesday night because of the amount of players attending the PDC Darts event in the O2 Dublin.
The green machine keep rolling and even though Hubert Smith threw some fantastic darts under pressure it was Mick Doyle who came out on top. Paul Curran got a game back for the Sharks but this Stag’s team are in a great vein of form and with this 5-1 win they have maintained the pressure on Harry’s Bar, who played host to the Punter’s Dragons to try and keep in touch with the league leaders.
Harry’s have matched the Stag’s all the way so much this season and they equalled the Stags’ result this week with a 5-1 win over the Dragon’s. Andrew Matthews got the consolation game for the visiting team.
The green machine is running well in the First Division and the ‘Mighty White’ are on a great run in the Second Division.
Stag’s White played the Commercial Hawks and successfully clipped their wings.
This game went right down to the last game of the night and it was Chris McMahon who took the victory for the Stags White in a game that could have easily ended in a draw.
The Dundalk and District Darts League have launched their new website. This is another method for the league to publicise the achievements of its teams and players in a manner that may reach those who do not participate in the social media forums. The address for the site is www.dundalkandditrictdarts.weebly.com.
Darts Fixtures - april 3
Jackie’s Army v The Stag’s; Stag’s Black v Avenue Eagles; McEntaggart’s v Stag’s Red
Avenue Celtic v Harry’s Bar; Courtney’s v Kehoe’s; Punters Sharks v Punters Dragon’s; Oriel Active v Stag’s Green
Commercial Hawks v Johnny Mason’s; Punters Tiger’s v Stag’s White; Malthouse Misfits v Fergusons