Robson and Foster take their place in finals night

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THE Mark Williams Memorial Darts Trophy tournament resumed on Thursday night with an array of talent on show on the night.

And it was James Foster, Adam Hunt and Gary Robson who were at the forefront.

Hunt made his way to the night’s first final with wins against Keith Fletcher, Arthur Dobey and Phil Borthwick to set up his meeting with Robson, who took the spoils against Lee Williams, Chris Dobey, Foster and Paul Williams.

Hunt was also to be involved in the night’s second final, taking victories against Nigel Watson, Michael Grieves, John Watson and Alan Bell to set up a showdown against Foster, who made the most of a first round bye before securing wins over John Gaffney. Robbie Paker and Borthwick.

Hunt and Robson toed the oche for the night’s first final.

Scores of 135, 87, 140, 99, with a check-out on double top in a 13-dart leg, gave Robson an early lead.

Two 140 scores in the next leg got Hunt on level terms with a 17-dart leg.

He followed this up with another 17-dart winning leg, which included scores of 76, 180 and 140.

Robson then found the form that keeps him in one of the top world ranking spots with 81, 174, 180, 30 and double 16 in another 13-dart leg to take the final to the deciding leg.

And with scores of 83, 100, 121, 60, 99 and checking out double 19 in a 16-dart leg it was Robson who secured his place at finals night in August.

Foster and Hunt were next up, with the former starting off well with 134, 97 and 140 scores to record a 16-dart winning leg.

He kept up the high scoring with three tons and a 123 in an 18-dart second leg.

Hunt hit back with 140, 96, 140 scores in 14 darts to reduce the deficit, and another winning leg with scores of 99, 100 and 140 with a 66 check-out made the tie all square.

But Foster showed he could handle the pressure of the big games with scores of 86, 140 and 97 in a 17-dart leg to give him his place on finals night next month.

The competition continues on July 19. For more information visit dartsnortheast.com