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Joshua Tree climb higher after win over Hennessy’s.

The eight series of matches in the Cork Darts Organisation Fosters sponsored men’s leagues will be played on Monday night and it has to be all hands to the pumps from now on as playoff spots in most sections are very much still up for grabs.

Joshua Tree improved their position in the qualifying stage of the Fosters super division as they came away from their visit to Hennessy’s with a rather flattering 5-2 win over the host team.

Hennessy’s began the better in this clash as their number one on the night Red McDowell was a 2-0 winner over John Wall but the Josh then replied with wins in the following three games through John Paul Dowdall  winning 2-0 over Dave Donnaghie, Stephen Coveney winning 2-1 against Adam Field and Pat McSweeney winning 2-1 over Paul Mcgee for a 3-1 lead at the break.

The resumption then saw Robert Duke reduce the deficit for the home side as he scored a 2-1 win over Frank Goulding with the final two rubbers going to the Josh as Martin McCarthy defeated Paddy Murphy  2-1 and William Goulding defeated Ken Duke 2-1.

Top of the Hill won a real close affair as they took on the Maple Leaf  with the Hill taking full advantage of their home board as they ran into a 3-0 lead with wins coming from Stephen Keating, Chris O’Rourke and Michael McSweeney over Jason Milner, Damien Harrington and Gerry Horgan respectively.

Conor Hughes stopped the rot for the Maple Leaf as he won against Liam Carmody but  Alan Twomey restored the advantage to the Hill as he outgunned Paul Milner, however the remaining two went the way of the Maple leaf as Shaun Lawson was a winner against Kyle Hosford and Frank Bowdren was a winner over Pierce Carmody.

Tower Bar continue to head the Super division as they have done since it commenced and another win at home on Monday night last, this time against the Groves second team, ensured they will stay as they are. Out in front.

Tower Bar took three from the opening four games on the scorecard through wins from Steven Hill over Pat O’Driscoll, William Fouhy over Steve Lynch and Stephen O’Connor over Jim Hegarty with the sole win for the Groves coming from Dean Meighan.

Corey Kent reduced the arrears further for the Groves as he defeated Ryan Courtney but Dinny Bob’s restored the  two game advantage to the Tower as he outpointed Jason Long with the last game going to the Groves as Martin Cotter defeated Steven Carmody.

Monday next November 20 the final series of games will be played in the Fosters super league and on Monday November  27 the quarterfinals of the competition will be played at the Groves on Dublin Street.

First and second in the qualifying stages of the division will automatically be allocated a semifinal berth while teams from third to sixth place will contest the quarterfinals.

Both semifinals and final of the Fosters super league will be played at the Groves on Monday December 4 at 8.30.

There will not be a delegate meeting on Tuesday night coming, the next delegate meeting will be held at the Friars Walk Tavern on Tuesday November 21.

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