Play-off to decide final promotion place in darts league

Coach Wanderers. INBT03-223AC

Coach Wanderers. INBT03-223AC

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The second team to clinch promotion to the top division of the Ballymena, Harryville & District Darts League will be determined by a play-off.

Michelin’s heavy defeat last week has allowed Slemish Tavern to force a playoff with a 7-1 win at the weekend.

Fountain Bar narrowly missed out on the playoff, winning 7-1 when an 8-0 was required. In the first division, Drifters duly wrapped up another title.

Davy McFall (Drifters) had the best individual display with a 12-dart leg, followed by: 14 Peter Stewart, 16 Ryan Gault, 17s Ashley Rainey, Andy Martin, 18s Andy Martin, Geoff McIlveen, Jason Mooney, Ryan Gault.

Darwin McAllister’s (Clough Rangers) 151 checkout was the week’s best finish, followed by: 125 Jason Mooney (Drifters) and 112 George Foster (Fountain Bar)

Davy Martin (The Diamond), Darnell McCrory, Andy Martin x2 (Drifters), Ryan Gault x2 (The Diamond), Lee Balmer and Peter Stewart x2 (Spinning Mill) all hit 180s.

DIVISION ONE

Staffers 0, The Diamond 8: Diamond - Rodney McAleese (2-0), John Robinson (2-0), Ryan Gault (2-0), Davy Martin (2-0), Ashley Rainey (2-0), Denis Gault (2-0), Colin Reid (2-0) and Derek Rainey (2-0). Star player - Ashley Rainey.

Fountain Arrows 4, Clough Rangers 4: Fountain - David McFall (2-0), Neil Marshall (2-1), James Kennedy (2-0) and Sammy Turnbull (2-0). Clough - David Gilchrist (2-1), Mervyn Gage (2-0), Darwin McCallister (2-0) and Darren McAuley (2-1). Star player - Neil Marshall.

Drifters 5, The Diamond 3: Drifters - Geoffrey Matthews (2-0), Andy Martin (2-0), Geoff McIlveen (2-0), Davy McFall (2-1) and John Elder (2-1). Diamond - Colin Reid (2-1), Denis Gault (2-1) and Ryan Gault (2-0). Star player - Ryan Gault.

DIVISION TWO

Wanderers 1, Fountain Bar 7: Wanderers - Willy Bones (2-1); Fountain - James Greer (2-0), George Foster (2-1), Justin Cushenan (2-1), Frank McDowell (2-1), Jack Russell (2-1), Willie Russell (2-1) and Sammy Greer (2-0). Star player - Jack Russell.

Cosy Corner 1, Slemish Tavern 7: Cosy - Donna Service (2-0); Slemish - Dean Calderwood (2-0), Paul Rock (2-0), William McBurney (2-0), Cameron Horner (2-0), Ian Millar (2-0), David McConaghie (2-0) and Roy Gilchrist (2-0). Star player - Donna Service.

Buffs 1, Spinning Mill 7: Buffs - Martin Coulter (2-0); Spinning Mill - Lee Balmer (2-0), Peter Stewart (2-0), John Greer (2-0), Stewart McClelland (2-0), Chris Greer (2-0), Ali Walker (2-0) and Sammy Balmer (2-0). Star player - Peter Stewart.