DRIFTERS will meet Greenhills in an enticing top of the table clash in the Ballymena, Harryville and District Darts League next Friday, December 9th.
With Drifters clinching a 5-3 win against The Coach last weekend it was important Greenhills secured victory and they did so emphatically with a convincing 7-1 win over Thatch Inn.
Division One round-up
BALLEE 1 5, PATTON’S 3
Ballee 1 claimed a hard fought win to push them further away from relegation, leaving Pattons tied at the bottom of the table. Patton’s Bar had wins from Mervyn Gage 3-1 (24), Davy Steele 3-0 and Chris McDonald 3-1 (20 & 21). Ballee 1 claimed the points thanks to wins from Leon McDowell 3-1, Shane Hillis 3-1 (17, 18 & 150co), Russell Stewart 3-2, Warren Craig 3-0 and Darren Hillis 3-0.
Star Player – Shane Hillis.
THE COACH 3, DRIFTERS 5
A tight match which at 3-3 could have gone either way, however, Drifters showed that bit more to claim the points. The Coach had wins from Ashley Rainey 3-0 (17, 18, 19, 180 & 120co), Adrian Rouke 3-2 and David Martin 3-2. Drifters had wins this week from Ben Gilmore 3-0 (18, 19 & 20), John Elder 3-0 (15, 19, 21 & 180), Andy Martin 3-0 (18 & 20), Darnell McCrory 3-0 (14, 18, 24 & 180) and David McFall 3-0 (20 & 22).
Star Player – Ashley Rainey.
THATCH INN 1 GREENHILLS 7
Greenhills kept pace with Drifters at the top with this victory. Well done Ian Millar 3-1 (20); helping Thatch avoid a whitewash. Greenhills got the points thanks to wins from Paddy Coyles 3-1 (17, 18 & 21), John Greer 3-2 (24), Gerard Dallas 3-0 (17, 18, 22, 180 & 145co), Tony Kerr 3-0, Gabe Kerr 3-2 (19), Johnny Cree 3-1 and Leonard McKeegan 3-0 (20).
Star Player – Gerard Dallas.
Division 2 Round-up
FOUNTAIN BAR 5, FOUNTAIN ARROWS 3
Fountain Bar claimed their second derby win of the season with this tightly contested victory. Fountain Arrows led 3-2 thanks to wins from Robert Beggs 2-1, Rodney
Thompson 2-1 and Alan Mills 2-1. Fountain Bar got the win thanks to Jack Russell 2-0 (20 & 21), Ian Cushenan 2-1, James Greer 2-1, Alan Young 2-1 and George Foster
2-1. Also, Sammy Turnbull (180).
Star Player – George Foster.
WANDERERS 5, VILLAGE INN 3
Wanderers return to winning ways, racing into a 5-0 lead before Village Inn restored some pride. Wanderers winners this week were Jerome Carson 2-0, Stephen Purdon
2-0, Joe Balmer 2-0 (24), Sammy McDowell 2-0 and Glenn Gilmour 2-0. Village Inn claimed the last three matches thanks to Trevor McFall 2-0, Neil Marshall 2-0 and
Rodney Wilson 2-1.
Star Player – Joe Balmer.
BUFFS CLUB 4 MICHELIN 4
Buffs and Michelin share the spoils in their battle for the title. Buffs Club had wins from Arthur Kenny 2-0 (23), Jock Waddell 2-1, Rodney McCartney 2-0 and John Frew 2-1. Michelins wins came from Rodney McAleese 2-0, Bobby Carson 2-0, Clifford Marcus 2-0 and Norman Kerr 2-1.
Star Player – Arthur Kenny.
MOAT BAR 5, BALLEE 2 3
This result was decided in the final match. Ballee 2 had wins from Dellmee James 2-1, Donna Service 2-0 and Kyle Jackson 2-0. Moat Bar claimed the points thanks to wins from Sam McDowell 2-0, Sam Cree 2-0 (23), Dean Balmer 2-0, Tyler McIntyre 2-0 and Paul Bell 2-0.
Star Player – Sam Cree.
CLOUGH RANGERS 6, BOWLING CLUB 2
Clough Rangers kept pace at the top thanks to this impressive win. Bowling Club had wins from Alex Beverland 2-1 (99co) and Jerry Christie 2-1. Clough Rangers winners this week were Darren McAuley 2-0, James Gilchrist 2-0, Fred Loughlin 2-1, Darwin McAllister 2-0, Cameron Gregg 2-1 and Bertie Shaw 2-1.
Star Player – Alex Beverland.
Fixtures - 1st Division: Drifters v Greenhills; Pattons v The Coach; Thatch Inn v Ballee 1; 2nd Division: Michelin v Fountain Bar; Buffs Club v Village Inn; Fountain Arrows v Wanderers; 3rd Division: Bowling Club v Moat Bar; Clough Rangers v The Cabin; Ballee 2 v Cosy Corner.
Forthcoming events NIDO & League - Friday, December 9th – League Matches; Friday, December 16th – Outstanding Matches.
The 4th Annual Trevor Turtle Memorial Darts competition will take place on Saturday, 7th January. Registration will be open from 12:00pm to 1:00pm with toe to oche atb1:30pm. As always, this will be a double in/double out competition with all proceeds going to MacMillan Nurses. Entry fee is £5 and the bar has kindly offered a buffet.
Any news or competitions in the area, please contact the Secretary by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07702182328.