Darts: Romford beaten at Chiswick in London Super League

PUBLISHED: 11:00 03 May 2018

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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London Super League: Chiswick 4 Romford 3

Romford suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat at Chiswick on their latest outing in the London Super League.

First up for Romford was Terry Goddard (21.74), who was always on the back foot as his opponent got off to a roaring start.

Goddard did manage to take one leg, but that was as good as it got as the hosts drew first blood.

John Costigan (25.14) soon redressed the balance, his game also going five legs as the roles were reversed.

Rob Donat (23.79) has been very consistent at the back end of the season and continued that form with another steady display to win in the sixth leg of his contest.

The fifth game saw Romford’s only maximum of the night from John Loeber (22.85) but, Chiswick were taking out the doubles and only required the minimum four legs.

Romford then showed the resilience which helped them win the title last year.

Ian Gallagher (24.74) is often found in real tussles, but happily on this occasion he recorded a facile whitewash win which set things up for a winner takes all decider.

Jason Geraghty (28.09) has quickly settled into the Romford side, and saved the best till last with a dominant win in six legs.

As well as deservedly claiming the match award, Jason made it a double on the night by hitting the highest checkout in Super League this week with a superb 148.

More honours followed with Romford’s team average of 24.67 also being the best seen this week in the league

Romford now have one more away trip, which comes up in their penultimate game this Monday against Lewisham.

Though the hosts have been struggling for form recently, they come into the game on the back of a 4-3 win at Bermondsey and are always a force at home.

London take on Gwent and with home advantage should be able to do enough to ensure they remain in County Division One next season this weekend.

Surrey, currently in ninth, have to try to not only to make up a 10-point deficit to avoid relegation and send London down, but must do so at Essex who are going all out for the title.

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