Raven swoop on Arms to grab win

Dean Jones
Dean Jones
Louis Arnell hit at 120 finish. Picture: Sarah Standing (160515-7312)

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Raven B fought back three times to beat Froddington Arms A 5-4 in a division D thriller.

Reg Wilshaw struck first for Froddington but Glenn Bremner and Jerry Goddard put Raven in front.

Froddington regained the lead thanks to Paul Miller and Derek Toms, before Raven’s Allen Gaymer restored parity.

Barry Stevenson put Froddington on the brink of victory.

However, John Garnett and Lee Simmons held their nerve to claim the remaining legs for Raven.

Brewers Arms triumphed 5-4 over Portland Arms in division E.

Dale Clements, Jamie Harris, Rob Sizer and Gary Ebdon put Brewers 4-1 up, with only Ben Watson able to muster any resistance from Portland.

Keith Mayne and Joe Sweetman kept Portland in the match.

But Bradley Tomkinson ended their revival as he sealed the points for Brewers.

Julian Whelan took a late consolation for Portland.

Jolly Taxpayer B paid the price for being short of players as they went down 6-3 to Rose in June B.

Tony Turner gave Taxpayer the initial lead before Rose went ahead through Neil Sheppard and Ross Hughes.

Taxpayer were back on level terms through David Clarke but a walkover for Carl Williams put Rose ahead.

Dave Gough squared the match up briefly, until Rose took the remaining sets, with Shane Williams and Ian Pearce doing the damage.

Stag A were in fine form as they triumphed 6-3 against Battle of Minden B in division B.

Mark Smith and Peter Scott got the ball rolling for Stag with 120 and 100 game-shots respectively, before Ben Ford and Duncan Cope made it 4-0.

Ron Byng and Richard Hind pulled two legs back for Stag.

Andrew Smith then won the seventh tie to give Stag victory.

Neil Hallett grabbed a consolation leg, before Joe Bridle scored 180 in adding the icing on the cake for Stag.

Star & Garter led throughout as they defeated Tap B 6-3 in their division C clash.

Jim West, Trevor Martin, Phil King, Steve Bern, Tom Legge and Dave King sealed victory for Star.

Mark Wilson, Steve Udy and Andrew Phipps secured victories for Tap.

Darren Barnes (Froddington Arms B) threw a 15-dart leg, while Steve Filby, Dean Jones and Martin Stead (all Newcome Arms A) all had 18-darters.

Neil Banks, Kevin Mills (both Jolly Taxpayer C), Adrian Jones (Old House at Home C), Shaun Smith (Phoenix North End C) and Liam Jafkins (Froddington Arms B) hit maximums.

George & Dragon are looking for players for the current summer league. Contact Tony Smith on 07590 511660 for more information.