Newcomers pose a threat

Ant from Cheers, previously known as the Warriors, has 10 Tons after the first two weeks of the season. 321895 Picture: DAVID NAGEL

By Marcus Uhe

Predators are shaping up as a team to beat in the new season of the South West Gippsland Dart League after an impressive opening fortnight.

Led by Steve, Predators are top of the table after two rounds, ahead of last year’s grand finalists in Just Social and Snipers on percentage after a 15-0 shut-out against Dart Attack.

Steve put in a monster performance with 10 tons and a 180, racing to an early eight-ton lead on the tons leaderboard.

Snipers and Just Social don’t appear to be leaving the upper bracket of contenders, with commanding wins over Railway and Bullseyes respectively.

All eyes will be on the Predators v Just Social match up in round three, with early bragging rights up for grabs between two breakaway leaders.

Cheers, the outfit formally known as Warriors, are also close behind, thanks to an 11-4 win over Gembrook.

Liam and Ant are once again leading the way for Cheers, Liam throwing the highest peg of the week and Ant bagging another five tons.

Dart Vaders secured their first win in the competition, prevailing in a tight 8-7 result over Fore, thanks to a big performance from Tony.

Generals, too, are on the board, after defeating Hoodies 10-5.

Hoodies join Railway, Bullseyes and Dart Attack as sides looking for their maiden wins in 2024.

Results R2: Snipers 12 v Railway 3, Cheers 11 v Gembrook 4, Dart Vaders 8 v Fore 7, Predators 15 v Dart Attack 0, Just Social 13 v Bullseyes 2, Mud Rats 8 v 26ers 7, Generals 10 v Hoodies 5.

Ladder: Predators 8, Just Social 8, Snipers 8, Cheers 8, Mud Rats 8, 26ers 4, Gembrook 4, Dart Vaders 4, Generals 4, Fore 0, Hoodies 0, Railway 0, Bullseyes 0, Dart Attack 0.

Fixture R3: Bullseyes (13) v Mud Rats (5), Predators (1) v Just Social (2), Snipers (3) v 26ers (6), Dart Attack (14) v Dart Vaders (8), Railway (12) v Hoodies (11), Fore (10) v Gembrook (7), Generals (9) v Cheers (4).