DARTS: Goodlake have the edge on rivals

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GOODLAKE Arms crushed visitors Cowley Workers Social Club 6-3 in a Greene King ODDA Winter League all-Premier clash.

Mark Breakspear put the hosts ahead against Lyndon Richards, only for Workers to level after Wayland Honour saw off Pete Jones (180).

A 180 from Kevin Wilkins helped restore Goodlake’s advantage, with victory against Bob Freemire.

However, Workers made it 2-2 when Paul Oakley hit this week’s highest finish of 160 to see off Les Radford.

Wins from Dave Excell (180) and Mark Pryde saw Goodlake charge into a 4-2 lead, before a 2-1 pairs victory sealed it.

Premier side Kidlington Green Social Club B edged to a 5-4 victory against Section 1’s Peachcroft Social Club.

Red Lion battled back in style to thrash Section 2 rivals Vikings Social Club A 7-2 at home.

Sean Pollard put the visitors ahead, only for Red Lion to charge into a 4-1 lead with to wins from Tony Buckingham, Steve Willoughby, Jason Coates and Matthew Brain.

Chris Pollard beat Darren Hammond (180) to reduce the gap, but a 3-0 pairs win completed the turnaround.

Cricketers Arms, from Section 3, saw off visitors Catherine Wheel A 6-3, with successes from Chris Souch, Chris Myers, Martin Andrews and Dave Spires, plus a 2-1 pairs win earning the points for the Cricketers.

Chequers Inn B crushed Marston British Legion B 8-1.

New Inn battled to a 6-3 win against Village Inn in Ladies League Section 1. Wins from Pat Clarke, Sue Poyser and Maggie Dexter-Naylor saw the hosts stroll into a 3-0 lead, only for Katie Moore and Iris Doyle to cut the deficit.

However, Sam Merryfield made it 4-2 when she beat Sam Moore, before a pairs win sealed their success.

Nuffield Bar edged to a 5-4 victory at home to Gillans Bar.

Wins from Denise Pape, Hezal Prowton and Paulette Guy saw the home side race into a 3-0 lead.

Although the visitors narrowed the gap through Angie Turner and Sue Smith, Nuffield’s Cindy Chalmers beat Sue Simms to make it 4-2, before a 2-1 pairs success saw them home.


Men’s League.

Premier & Section 1: Goodlake Arms A 6, Cowley Workers SC 3; Ampleforth Arms C 1, Chequers Inn A 8; Green Rd SC 5, Peachcroft SC4.

Section 2: Rileys SC A 8, Green Rd SC A 1; Red Lion 7, Vikings SC A 2; Corner House B 4, Donnington CC A 5.

Section 3: East Oxford CC 7, Rileys SC B 2; Marston RBL A 3, Masons Arms A 6.

Section 4: Cricketers Arms 6, Catherine Wheel A 3; Chequers Inn B 8, Marston RBL B 1; George Bar B 2, Littlemore Rugby Club 7.

Section 5: Nuffield 5, Kings Arms 4; Masons 4, Six Bells 5; Cowley Con Club 3, Quarry Gate B 6.

Section 6: Florence Park CC B 5, Nuffield 4.

Section 7: Fairview Inn 7, Florence Park CC A 2; Quarry Gate A 4, Queens Head 5; Catherine Wheel B 2, Ampleforth Arms A 7.

Section 8: Crown 3, Ampleforth B 6; Crown House B 4, Priory Inn 5; Vikings SC 5, Northway CC 4; Butchers Arms 5, Three Horseshoes 4.

Ladies league.

Premier & Section 1: Berinsfield 3, Florence Park CC B 6; New Inn 6, Village Inn 3; Nuffield Bar 5, Gillans Bar 4; Florence Park A 9, Donnington A 0.

Section 2: Cherwell Club 4, Folly Bridge A 5; Donnington CC C 6, Nuffield Lounge B 3; Vikings SC A 3, Red Lion 6.

Section 3: Crown House A 4, Cricketers Arms 5; Nuffield Lounge A 5, White House 4; Littlemore RBL 5, Gladiators SC B 4; Six Bells A 5, Catherine Wheel A 4.

Section 4: Folly Bridge Inn B 7, Masons Arms 2; Red Lion 6, George Bar 3.

Section 5: Cowley CC 3, Crown House B 6; The Sun 4, Six Bells B 5; Black Horse 4, Fairview Inn 5.

Section 6: Golden Ball 3, Butchers Arms 6; Three Horseshoes 5 Quarry Gate B 4.

Section 7: Marston RBL B 6, Vikings SC B 3; Quarry Gate A 1, Headington C/C 8; Catherine Wheel B 4, Cowley CC B 5.

Last week’s 180s: S Coling (Ampleforth C) 2; D Witherwick (Ampleforth C); R Anderson (Chequers Inn A); J Russell (Chequers Inn A); P Hall (Chequers Inn A); J Palmer (Green Rd SC B); K Wilkins (Goodlake Arms A); P Jones (Goodlake Arms A); D Exell (Goodlake Arms A); D Evans (Vikings SC B); M Hutt (Marston RBL A); S Pratley (Masons Arms A); K Bloomfield (Masons Arms A); A Bowden (East Oxford CC); G Grant (Donnington CC A); M Kennett (Donnington CC A); D Hammond (Red Lion).

100 plus finishes: P Oakley (Cowley Workers) 160, S Crawford (Littlemore RFC) 150, A Stevens (Chequers A) 140, A Larner (Chequers A) 137, S Pollard (Vikings A) 128, A West (Three Horseshoes) 121, R Cook (Peachcroft) 120, R Malpas (Chequers B) 116, A Larner (Chequers A) 113, A Webb (Masons A) 109, M O’Leary Corner House B) 103, J Harding (Corner House B) 102, S Bell (Quarry Gate B) 102, S Coling (Ampleforth C) 100.

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