Ship and Mitre B crash out of Tony Donaghue Memorial Trophy

Ship and Mitre B have been knocked out of the Tony Donaghue Memorial Trophy following a 6-3 defeat against Peg Legs.

They always knew it was going to be a tall order against the league’s third placed side- but they did end up making a game of it.

Steve Dobby was up first and he drew first blood for the home team after a sensational 68 checkout to beat Phil Symm. He missed the board with his first dart but then hit 18- bull in a remarkable recovery.

It was soon 2-0 after Ged Lofthouse beat Tommy Stokoe in what turned into a bit of a scrappy affair. Great set up play from Lofthouse left him on 78 but he squandered 14 darts at a double but it didn’t matter as Stokoe also had trouble. After making a mess of a 32 checkout, he ended up in the madhouse. Lofthouse eventually took the leg on D2.

Rob Warbrick then fired Mitre into a three game lead after he beat Jan Hardman. After having some trouble getting off, Warbrick soon found his form and a 100 left him with a 56 checkout, which he eventually took out on D8.

Peg Legs then began the fightback as Keith Farrell managed to beat Chris Ruddy in what was the closest match of the night. Both players were scoring consistently and Farrell ended up taking the game on D2.

Keith Philburn also kept the game alive as he beat John Gibbons. In another close encounter, a 140 from Philburn put him into an incredible position and he took the game on D2 again.

It was soon a level game as Dave McCabe beat Peter Mylchreest. The captain was surprisingly off colour as he only got away with what turned out to be the final dart he would throw in the match. McCabe went out on tops.

Clinical scoring from Jimmy Chapman then completed the comeback for the Dingle hotel with victory over Paul Kelleher. Chapman took out a 52 on D16.

Billy Swann then confirmed victory for Peg Legs with victory over Hywel Jones. Both scored well but a 101 start from Swann set the tone and he ended up finishing the game on tops.

As they had ran out of players Mitre forfeited the final match, thus confirming a 6-3 defeat.

There were plenty of positives to take from the game and they will be hoping to take them into their next game next week against Arkles at the Ship and Mitre.




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