Darts: Romford end 2017 with victory over Lewisham in London Super League
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 December 2017
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London Super League: Romford 5 Lewisham 2
Romford defeated top four rivals Lewisham 5-2 in their final London Super League match of 2017.
Leading off for Romford was Terry Goddard (21.11), who was beaten by an opponent who started with four straight tons.
Steve Woodside (24.80) got embroiled in a bit of a battle, but eventually prevailed to earn the hosts their first point of the night.
John Loeber (21.69) found himself 3-0 down in his match, and despite rallying to force a decider, went on to lose.
Steve Hardy (25.59) looked to have a tough match on paper, but made light work to win in six with another steady showing, only needing 16 darts in the final leg.
Romford finally gained an advantage they wouldn’t relinquish with John Costigan (25.56) in impressive form in his win.
Costigan took out 108 in the opener, before hitting a 13-dart leg in the third on his way to a fine success.
Ian Gallagher (23.60) found the trebles with more regularity than in recent performances, reaching the business end in each leg with plenty to spare.
Although not as crisp as he would have wished on his doubles, he was able to take them out when needed and finished things off nicely for a much needed 4-1 win.
The night ended in style with a man of the match performance from Tommy Wilson (26.72), a very consistent showing which reaped its rewards with a straight legs victory.
Romford head into the festive break in second place, 12 points behind leaders Plumstead A.
The early schedule of play has now been released for the upcoming BDO World Championship, with Romford’s Dan Day among the field of 40 competing.
Day’s preliminary round tie against Craig Caldwell will be the second match of the afternoon session on January 8, which will be shown live on Channel 4.
Should Day succeed against Caldwell, he will face Martin Phillips in the first round in the first match of the evening sessions on January 9, which will be shown on BT Sport.
It could be an exciting start to the New Year for Romford’s Day.
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