Cup contests simply knockout

THE magic of the cup prevailed in the Alnwick Premier Darts League on Friday, with a string of giant killings.

Division B side Alnwick Working Men’s Club B caused an upset in the second round of the Knockout Cup when they came from behind to beat Division A high-fliers Bell Bar B.

The Club had trailed 3-2 but managed to claw themselves back into the contest before taking the honours 4-3, with John Dennis checking out on 70 to win the match.

Division B team Alnwick Gate C also caused a stir in the competition by defeating higher-league opposition, knocking out John Bull with a 4-2 victory.

But there were no such scares for Alnwick Gate A who enjoyed an emphatic 4-0 cup victory over their bar and Division A rivals, Blue Bell A.

The scoreline flattered the Gate somewhat with the Bell just unable to land the doubles.

The semi-final line-up for the Knockout Cup was completed by a triumphant Oddies B, who beat Farriers 4-1 in the all-Division A clash.

It turned out to be a difficult night for both Alnwick Castle Golf Club sides in the preliminary round of the Subsidiary Plate.

Oddies A beat the club’s A side 4-2 while The George knocked out the B team, triumphing by the same scoreline.

Both victors will now face each other in the first round of the Subsidiary Plate, which is being played tomorrow night.

Visit www.alnwickpdl.co.uk for more information about the league.

FIXTURES (tomorrow): Subsidiary Plate first round – Shilbottle Club v Gate B (8pm), Fleece v The Hotspur (9pm).

Both cup matches to be played at Alnwick Working Men’s Club.

The George v Oddies A (8pm), Alnwick Working Men’s Club A v The Market Tavern (9pm).

Both cup matches to be played at the Fleece, Alnwick.

l The Ian Whillis memorial competition is at The Alnwick Gate on Saturday.

Registration from noon, with games starting at 1pm. £7 entry with £500 added prize money.