Penge Trades produced possibly the best result of the season as they condemned the Fox’s to their heaviest defeat so far at the Royston Club by 11 – 2. This has the look of a season defining win as they increase the lead at the top despite playing against a crafty opponent like the Fox’s and must face the final fortnight with high confidence of a championship season, three points ahead as they are. It would be a well-received win if that was the case, as the Penge lads are more popular than an empty lorry driving through Calais, or so they tell me.
The Brick B travelled to the Bovill Road A side and beat them 10 - 3, a healthy enough result in a typically robust and lively encounter, but one which saw them fall further behind the runaway leaders after the remarkable result at the Royston. The Nap A at least raised a full complement of players this week and have a home game against the third side next week. Even though genial host Ian Moore played valiantly with a finger injury and pub darts, they could not staunch the flow of points even if the blood was adequately contained, unlike the greed of our beloved MPs whose proposed salary increase of a mere 10% was announced with hardly a hint of shame.
The Brick A also won 10 - 3 this week and so remain one point behind the runners-up spot with two away games to come, the away trip to the Maple Tree looking like the vital encounter in the run-in. Harry’s heroes are not likely to give up on a trophy until the fat lady has left the stage. Talking of ladies leaving the stage it was a relief to see that Joan Rivers’ body has finally expired ten years after rigamortis set in on her face. Their opponents, the Brock Soc A now assume the role of kingmakers, as they play the top two next, and a big performance in either match could swing the whole season on it's head.
In the bottom three the Brock Soc B produced a decisive win to drop the Nap B into the basement slot. The Brockley side have now moved clear of the bottom two and will avoid the wooden spoon in no uncertain style. They can now look up the table instead of down, a situation that Louis Van Gaal can only dream of currently. The Nap B have two games left against the current top two and so will have to go some to catch the Cat Cyphers who are two points clear with two games against the Fox’s and Brock Soc B to come. They must feel as confident as the other new success story of the week, Alex Salmond, as he looks for more turkeys to vote for the Christmas that is Scottish independence.
The Maple Tree travelled to the Cat Cyphers and won 8-5. The Maple Tree are finishing the season in fine fettle and clearly will be a force to reckon with in their new home come the winter season. The Cat Cyphers meanwhile, have escaped the bottom slot now and are looking forward to avoiding the wooden spoon after a difficult start, but eventually amassing 67 points from four wins so far.
Keep playing the game in a good spirit and thank God you haven’t got ‘team mate of the year’ Nico Rosberg in your side…
GREAT DARTS !!
Darts Pie and a Pint