Ship and Mitre “B” lose agonising tie break at Masons

Ship and Mitre “B” fell to a seventh straight defeat after losing a tiebreaker 5-4 at Masons.

Both teams headed into the game in need of a result, and it was the Old Swan team who drew first blood after John Killey beat Paul Kelleher.

Kelleher’s struggles getting away got the better of him as Killey was already on a finish by the time he did hit a double.

However, Ian Martin levelled the game for Mitre by beating Trevor Hanks with some very impressive darts. He finished on D10 in 23 darts- the best of the night for Mitre.

John Gibbons then put his side into the lead after besting Aaron Armstrong, who struggled getting off for Masons. Gibbons took the game on D7.

It was soon a level game again as Barry Lennon managed to see off Chris Ruddy and although he struggled to finish, he eventually took the game with Ruddy waiting on D2.

Both Hywel Jones and Ged Lofthouse struggled in their games as Mitre ended up in a 4-2 hole and in the last chance saloon.

But they came out of it in spectacular fashion as first Rob Warbrick produced some stunning darts and then Steve Dobby got over his double trouble at the end to level the game.

It all came down to the tiebreaker between Colin Blackman and Peter Mylchreest. Mylchreest missed six match darts and it ultimately cost him as Blackman took out 38 to win the game for Masons, ending their recent losing run.

As for Mitre, that result meant a seventh straight defeat for them. Both teams are back in action against each other next week in the Five a Side tournament.

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