Andy makes it through to at the second attempt

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ROUND six of the Mark Williams Memorial Darts Trophy tournament was hosted by Bedlington Station WMC last Thursday night.

Durham’s Paul Knighton would be a major player on the night along with Andy Lynn and Phil Borthwick.

Lynn would make it to both of the night’s finals with wins over Dave Prins, Phil Borthwick, Matty Willis and Lee Waddle to set up his first of the night against Knighton.

He had solid wins against Tony Hardy, Arthur Dobey, Joe Gaffney and Lee Williams to make it to the first final with Lynn.

Borthwick was in fine form making it through to the night’s second final with victories against Matty Willis, Tony Hardy, Chris Dobey and Steve Annan.

He would also come up against Lynn in the final.

Lynn was again in sparkling form against Chris Bradley, Dave Prins, Micky Luke and an epic battle in the semi-final against an impressive Williams who had already taken out some top contenders.

In the first final of the night between Lynn and Knighton both players showed why they deserved to be there.

Lynn took the first leg with 140, 100, 100, 59 and a 102 checkout in a 15-dart leg.

Knighton responded with 140, 140, 100, 81 and double top in a 14-dart leveller.

Scores of 45, 140, 140, 121 and a 55 checkout in another 14-dart leg would see Lynn back in front.

But Knighton was not done yet, and with scores of 100, 83 and 180 he made the game all square in an 18-dart leg.

Knighton went on to take his place on finals night with a 17-dart winning game with the help of 140, 100, 140 scores.

The second final of the night would be just as exciting between Lynn and Borthwick with both players scoring heavily.

Lynn took the first leg with a 14-dart game 140, 43, 95, 137 and checking out 86.

Borthwick hit back with 140, 140 and 127 scoring in a 16-dart leg to make the scores level.

Lynn went back in front with another 14-dart leg 121, 180, 140, 40 and double 10 checkout and he followed with scores of 134, 96, 140 and 91 to take the winning leg in 16 darts to qualify for finals night next month.

The competition continues tonight (Thursday, July 26).

For more information contact Bedlington Station WMC or Paul Smith on 07717 313089 or visit dartsnortheast.com