Romford beat Plumstead B for third straight win
PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 September 2018
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London Darts Super League: Romford 6 Plumstead B 1
Romford made it three straight wins in the London Super League as they defeated Plumstead B 6-1 at the Prince Albert.
Steve Hardy (27.45) gave the hosts the best possible start after some consistent scoring saw him eventually claim the opening point in straight legs, having thrown a 14-darter and a 72 checkout.
The player of the match award was handed out in the second game, with John Costigan (29.91) also gaining the highest average in Super League this week as he also only required the minimum four legs and threw a high-quality 110 checkout.
Jason Geraghty (22.99) shared the first four legs in his match as he started to find his range on the 19s.
A crucial break of throw in the fifth gave Geraghty the advantage, which he capitalised in immediately as he closed the game out in the sixth.
Steve Woodside (24.19) flew out of the traps in his game and a 15-darter, finished with an impressive 84 takeout, soon saw him firmly in control in his game.
His opponent took the fourth by way of consolation, before Woodside hit the winning double one leg later to ensure Romford would go away with the overall win.
The fifth game saw a seven-leg thriller that ultimately went with throw with four maximums hit.
Steve Haggerty (26.90) was dominant when going first, but couldn’t quite get the crucial break.
Haggerty had his chances in the decider, but six missed darts at the double saw Plumstead finally get off the mark.
Paul Barham (25.27) also had to go the distance in the penultimate contest, another tie that saw the treble 20 hit with regularity.
Having the throw was a real hot potato, with the player going second breaking to take each leg.
The only hold crucially came in the final leg as Barham seized the initiative to take the spoils.
Rob Donat (22.12) ensured Romford finished on a winning note, completing the job in the sixth leg.
The win sees Romford sit two points clear at the top of the table from Vauxhall ahead of visitng Plumstead A in their next game.
* London started their campaign in BICC Division One in disappointing fashion as they surprisingly lost 21-15 at home to newly promoted Hertfordshire.
The Hertfordshire women’s squad are arguably the best outside the Premier Division, and got them off to a good start with a 4-2 win in the Ladies B.
London’s Men’s B produced some outstanding darts at times, and got their just reward with an 8-4 result which saw them leading 10-8 going into the second day’s action.
The Women’s A saw London relinquish their overnight advantage, losing 5-1 although three of their losses were in the deciding leg.
London were still confident of overturning the deficit as they had before, but then produced a poor performance in the Men’s A, losing 8-4.
The first four games were shared between the sides before the visitors reeled off five straight wins which assured them of the overall win and the three bonus points.
London will be looking for a positive reaction and a much improved showing in their next game at Oxfordshire, who have beaten the Londoners in their previous two meetings.