The Whitchurch Monday Night Darts league resumed following the festive period with the catch up fixtures taking centre stage.

It was a mixed night for the Cock and Greyhound sides, with the A side tasting success, but the B side slumping to defeat.

There A side ventured to Audlem side Bridge where two maximums by Cock's Terry Smith helped the side to a fine 6-2 win, that sees them leapfrog the Bridge into third place.

Meanwhile The Cock and Greyhound B side hosted town rivals Eagles and again the away side would emerge victorious, with a 6-2 victory.

Eagles John Murphy fired the games only maximum as they soar up to seventh overall.

With the remaining teams without a fixture the Bulls Head staged a knockout that saw Bulls Head B team players Nigel Neale and Andy Mullinder battle it out in the final.

It was Andy who was best on the day, beating Nigel 4-2.

It was a good night for Andy as he came from behind to defeat former Cheshire county player, Rob Paine 3-2 in the semi final while Nigel reached the final by getting the better of Dave Brayford, winning 3-0

Finally, the prestigious Shropshire County Cup, now into its fifth season, takes place on March 7 and Whitchurch has the honor of hosting the event this time round.

Attracting a record field of 16 teams from all sides of the county, up to 200 people will be expected at the Hill Valley where some of the county's finest dart players will be pitching.

Whitchurch, on the back of a strong showing last year when they reached the semi finals, hope to go one better this time round with a team that will be finalised in the coming days.

The town is also grateful to Starbrite Windows, based in Watergate for agreeing to sponsor the team for a second time.