DARTS: Awesome Allen keeps Flag flying for leaders

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A THRILLING 110 checkout from Ashley Allen kept Pinchbeck and District Division A leaders Lamb and Flag unbeaten after a cracking contest at Lincoln Arms A.

In the final round of league fixtures before Christmas, Lincoln were on the verge of a shock success before Allen’s heroics.

Although Simon Hill nailed an early 180 maximum for the table toppers, Tim Halifax put the hosts on the brink of a huge upset after making six ton throws to win the penultimate singles.

With Karl Rolfe sitting on 16 and within one dart of ending Lamb and Flag’s unbeaten start, Allen – who managed two 140s and three other 100 plus throws – saved the day and secured a 4-4 draw for his side.

Overall there were 47 three-figure throws in a match of the highest quality.

That result allowed Royal Mail Cart to pull level with Lamb and Flag at the summit, as they dispatched Lincoln Arms C 7-1.

Steve Mosedale notched a 180 in the victory, while a super 149 finish from Steve Stancer (T20, T19, D16) was the highlight.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Steve Rawding managed a 100 checkout in an 18-dart leg as Riverside B whitewashed Queen A 8-0.

Steve Dobney did hit back with a 116 finish for Queen, but the game was long since over.

In Division B, Riverside D remain three clear after a 5-3 victory over Fisherman’s A.

Dun Cow are hot on their heels following their win over Fenway A by the same score. Colin Beckett stole the show with a 180 for the Cowbit side, while Shaun Barton managed a 100 finish.

Karl Strowgler also got on the 180 trail in Lamb and Flag B’s entertaining 4-4 draw with Riverside C.

Down in Division C, a 170 finish from Drayman’s C’s Kev Baker was the highlight. His heroics helped see off Duke of York 6-2.

• TWO 140 throws from Ann Parker couldn’t stop Elizabethan hitting rock bottom in Spalding and District Ladies’ League Division One.

That’s because Blue Bell A won the big clash 12-6 at Whaplode Drove, moving themselves into mid-table security.

Second-placed Fenway A were upset 10-8 at Dun Cow, who are recovering after a slow start. Trish Cunningham did manage a 123 for Fenway.

The big game in Division Two saw leaders Lincoln Arms beat Lamb and Flag 11-7 to go three points clear at the summit.

Tracey Henson hit a 140 for Flag, but big wins from Eva Spinks and Doreen Hewitt did the trick for Lincoln.

Bull are clear at the top of Division Three after an 18-0 win over Jolly Farmer.