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Darts: Billy Hague hurrah as he topples Phil Bointon in final
12:29pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport
BILLY HAGUE took the Pickering Rec Club Individual League title with a 4-2 play-off final win over Phil Bointon.
Despite topping the table after the round-robin league matches, Bointon was gracious in defeat, claiming the best player over the season won.
Bointon had beaten Geoff Atkinson 4-2 in the semi-finals, including two legs of 18 darts.
Hague raced 2-0 up against Steve Taylor, finishing leg one with a 117 checkout before Taylor responded with a quick-fire three legs, taking the lead with a 107 finish. Hague, though, produced top quality legs of 19 and 18 darts to reach the final.
Bointon took the first leg of the final in 23 nervy darts. Hague responded in impressive fashion, though, with legs of 17, 15, including a 180 and an 83 checkout, and 18, before Bointon took leg five in 20.
Hague was on top form and dominated leg six with scores of 100, 140, and 100 to take the title.
Only two Moors League matches survived the wintry weather in the latest round of fixtures.
One was an entertaining 5-5 draw between Coach House and Buck Inn ‘A’. Wins by Laura Thompson, Jon Gibson, Bri Cook (2x100) and Jimmy Porter (140) edged Coach House 4-3 ahead after the individual legs with Pop Ellerby, Mark Haines (2x100) and Josh Greenlay (140) gaining the Buck points.
Buck took the first pairs leg and the three-a-side for a deserved share of the points.
In the other game, Appletree Inn went 2-0 up at Blacksmiths ‘A’ Lastingham through Graham Kirk and Dick Bell.
Adam Durrant replied, scoring 121 and 115 in his victory, before Nina Brown restored Appletree’s two-point cushion.
However, a run of Blacksmiths points from Rich Sellars (140, 100), Andy Biggins and Mally Durrant (120) put their team ahead for the first time and the momentum was maintained as they took all three team legs for a 7-3 win.