Darts: Romford close the gap on leaders Plumstead

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 December 2017

The latest news from the local darts scene (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

The latest news from the local darts scene (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Romford defeated Chiswick 5-2 in their latest London Super League match at the weekend.

And that helped the defending champions close the gap on current league leaders Plumstead A to 13 points after they suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat at Woolwich.

Romford’s Steve Woodside (24.44) quickly found himself two legs down in the opening match of the night.

A brilliant 14-dart leg helped him get back on level terms, but although finding more consistency on the trebles he couldn’t kick on and and evenutally lost in six legs.

The visitors put another point in the win column immediately afterwards as Romford’s Ian Gallagher (20.99) never really got going and saw his opponent hit the winning double in the fifth leg of their match.

Rob Donat (22.90) was made to fight all the way before breaking his opponent in the crucial deciding leg as he finally got Romford off the mark.

And the fourth game of the night also went the maximum distance as John Costigan (24.63) came back from 3-2 down to draw the hosts level overall.

John Loeber (21.09) was never really pushed in his game, but did what he had to with minimum fuss, claiming his victory in straight legs.

Steve Hardy (26.37) bagged the man of the match honours for Romford with a clinical four-leg demolition of an over-matched opponent, the highlight being a classy 90 finish in the second leg.

And Terry Goddard (23.95) ensured Romford signed off on a winning note with a win in the final match of the night.

Goddard was 2-1 down but took full control and won the next three legs to seal his side’s victory.

Romford will be looking to continue their winning ways in their last game before the Christmas break, another home match at the Prince Albert.

But on this occasion they are set to face a much tougher opposition in the form of top-four rivals Lewisham, and they will need to improve on the display against Chiswick in order to keep their momentum going into the new year.

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