On Saturday several Fife players will travel to Bannockburn to represent the Kingdom at the national finals of the Scottish Doubles. Competing in the women’s doubles will be Sheena Fotheringham & Janette Adam and Gillian Hepplewhite & Pearl Scott. In the men’s event the competitors are; Kevin Feeley & Colin Hepplewhite, Ian Cochrane & James Scougall, Chris Izatt & Rab Shaw and Davie Lessels & Willie Stuart. All players are reminded to be in the venue and be registered by 12 noon as the darts will start at 12.30pm.
In last Thursday’s men’s Super League the match between Lochgelly A and Glenrothes at the Red Goth, Lochore, saw some fantastic darts. None more so than the match between Colin Feeley and Rab Shaw which Rab won 3-1 with an average of 30.13. Colin Miller’s twelve dart leg in the final set where he checked out 121 on the bull was quite spectacular as well. Other ton plus checkouts came from; James Scougall (Lochgelly) 123, Pete Naughton (Lochgelly) and Rab Shaw (Glenrothes) with 116 and Stuart McGaulley (Lochgelly) with 109. Maximum scorers were Pete Naughton and Colin Miller with one each. The outcome of the match was decided in the penultimate set when Colin Hepplewhite beat John Carrett to put Lochgelly 5-2 ahead but Glenrothes won the final set to make the final score 5-3.
In the Lochgelly B versus Dunfermline A match, Lochgelly could have won their first point of the season, but at 4-3 up they lost the last set for a creditable draw against their opponents. There were three 25-plus averages in the game, the highest coming from Dunfermline’s Allan Candlish with 25.91. Math Wilson (Lochgelly) registered 25.67 and Craig Mellon (Dunfermline) had 25.05.
The score from the remaining match saw East Fife lose at home, going down 5-3 to visitors Cowdenbeath. These results mean the league table now sits as; 1st Glenrothes (21pts), 2nd East Fife (20pts), 3rd Lochgelly (15pts with a game in hand), 4th Cowdenbeath (14pts, also with a game in hand), 5th Dunfermline A 10pts, 6th Lochgelly B (8pts) and 7th Dunfermline B (2pts).
In Fife’s Inter County match against Perthshire recently, Fife came away with a 17-11 win from the match with three of the four teams all recording a second win in their respective divisions.
The day started with the women’s B and Margaret Burns got Fife of to a leading start winning her game 2-0 with 13.73 only to see this cancelled out after Perthshire won the next set. However, Toni McLaren (13.92) and Lauren Torrance (15.90) both won 2-0 to help give Fife a 3-1 win.
In the men’s B Colin McClements (22.77) and Allan Candlish (25.05) both won 3-0 to put Fife two nil in front but Perth pulled a set back in the next game before then squaring the match at 2-2. Raymond Gardiner (23.30) then put Fife back in front with a 3-0 win and Kevin O’Hagan won the deciding leg in his set to make the score 4-2 for Fife with a 3-2 win for 19.36.
The women’s A match were next on and Fife got off to a good start with Frances Wood winning 3-0 (12.12). This was followed up with three successive wins for the home team as Sheena Fotheringham (15.49) won 3-1, Ina MacNeil won 3-1 with 12.43 and Steph Gilmour sealed the victory with a 3-2 win for 15.74) to give Fife a 4-0 lead. Perth won the next set but Brenda Hunter restored the four point gap winning 3-1 with an average of 16.63 making the final score 5-1 in Fife’s favour.
The men’s A match was last on and Colin Miller (21.76) won 3-2 then Alan Small put Fife 2-0 up with a 3-1 win for 26.89. However, a combination of missed doubles from the Fife side and some fine performances from the Perthshire players saw the visitors reel off the next seven sets in succession to put them 7-2 up and put the result beyond Fife. The last three sets went Fife’s way though to make the final score a bit more respectable looking at 7-5 to Perthshire as Gordon Donnelly won 3-2 with 22.35, then Colin Feeley and Colin Hepplewhite rounded off the match with 3-1 wins with 29.76 and 25.51 averages respectively.
Player of the match awards were as follows; Women’s B – Lauren Torrance (Fife) with 15.90, Men’s B – Allan Candlish (Fife) with 25.05, Women’s A – Brenda Hunter (Fife) with 16.63 and the Men’s A was Fife’s Colin Feeley with 29.76.
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