Young and Dobey through to finals night

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ROUND two of the Mark Williams Memorial Darts Trophy at Bedlington Station WMC belonged to ‘Yogi’ Young and Gordon Dobey, despite the attention of Adam Hunt and Davy Dodds, back from the excitement of the UK Open at Bolton.

Dodds had his work cut out against Tony Smith, Chris Dobery, Robbie Parker and an impressive Ryan Joyce to reach the first final.

Young was waiting for him after making the most of a first round bye to see off Arthur Dobey, Simon Dodds and Andy Mabon.

Gordon Dobey and Hunt featured in the second final of the evening, with both relying on all their resources to get through the competition.

Graham Fletcher, Rob Stanley, Simon Dodds and Chris Dobey all succumbed to Hunt’s power, scoring and accuracy.

Meanwhile, Tony Gardy, Tony Smith, Davy Dodds and Robbie Parker failed to come to terms with Gordon Dobey’s consistency.

Dodds and Young were in the first final, with the former taking the first leg with scores of 97, 140 and 100 in a 19-dart game.

The next two were a mixture of missed doubles from Dodds and consistent pressure from Young which saw him take a 2-1 lead.

He went on to secure his place in finals night with an 18-dart winning leg with scores of 117, 140, 115 and checking out on 60.

The second final was a pulsating affair with Hunt and Gordon Dobey both at the top of their game.

Hunt took the first leg with 140, 96 and 100 scores before Gordon Dobey exploded with a 14-dart leveller, including 100, 140 and 180 scores.

He followed this up with 140, 100 and 85 in an 18-dart game to make it 2-1.

Even though Hunt was always within striking distance of a shot out himself, his opponent showed his consistency with scores of 85, 180, 96 and 80 seeing him through to finals night in August.

The memorial trophy competition continues on Thursday (June 21).

For more information about the competition contact Bedlington Station WMC on (01670) 822440 or Paul Smith 07717 313089 or visit www.dartsnortheast.com