Undefeated – Dorset March On

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Dorset, UNDEFEATED so far and sitting at the top of the UKDA National League, be it by only one point. Berkshire are no mugs either sitting in 3rd position but Dorset as a team is full of confidence so hopes of a win we’re very high. How did we get on?

The lady’s “Wall of intimidation “ as I call it worked well winning 9-3 The Mens B Side backed them up with a solid win before the A Team’s got down to business in the final round of games.

Up first Ryan Gowans (27.45) v Archie Self (22.47) Ryan ( up into the A) takes the first leg breaking Archie’s throw and goes on to win 4-0 Ryan is first to raise the young man’s hand as he gave him a great game, Ryan himself been there done that playing in Dorsets youth. 

Tommy Morris (28.56) v Jason Heaver (27.30) Tommy in full flow is “pretty to watch” he misses the bull Jason on 78 Tommy comes from 0-3 down to snatch a 4-3 win and the Dorset massive erupt great match to watch. 

Nigel Lamb ( 25.80) v James Wiggins (26.39) what a close game this was Nigel the 4-2 winner putting Dorset 3-0 up dream start. Robbie Martin (25.82) v Arron Lennon (26.61) Rob going into a 2-0 lead then finds himself 2-3 down Arron not missing much at the double. Rob needs to break throw to get a decider. Two tons and a 123 and it’s looking good for Rob, but 4 missed darts at tops and he loses 2-4. 

Next up Carl Beattie (20.98) who didn’t look comfy on stage at all losing to Paul Holloway (21.08) 0-4.

Dale Masterman (The Big Show 28.98) v Paul Self (32.85) well what can I say Dale didn’t do anything wrong and was there or thereabouts in every leg as Paul gave almost an exhibition of how this game should be played Dale losing 0-4 no disgrace there Paul Self was Berkshire’s Man of the Match. 

Jorden Sharp (24.64) v Joe Lacey(29.40) first two legs went with throw then Joe pokes 132 (60 36 36) with throw, and goes onto win 4-1. That’s four in a row for Berkshire next up Ricky King (32.87) v Paul Hogan (32.08). 

Both hit 180s in the first leg, a 16 darter with throw, to Ricky. Close 2nd leg after 15 darts Ricky sat on tops as Hogan pokes 77 to level. Closer 3rd leg 16- darter with the throw to Ricky.12 darter from Hogan to level. 5th goes to Ricky. What a 6th leg after 9 darts Ricky’s on 58 and takes a 4-2 win. Game off his life! Hogan was gracious in defeat as always, simply WOW darts. 

Dan Perry (25.22) v Paul Snowell (23.37). Dan goes into a 3-1 lead then Berkshire take the next. In the 6th leg, Dan pokes 40 (Double one Double 19) and takes a 4-2 win, putting Dorset 5-4 up.

Steven Earley (22.76) v Richard Stride (23.10) very close game going to a deserved last leg. Steven saved his best leg to last hitting 4 tons in a row and wires tops for a 15-darter return and takes the 4-3 win. 

Scott Mitchell (30.47) v Simon Purvey (27.63). After 12 darts Scott in leg 6 sat on 118 Berkshire back on 255. A few missed attempts at a double Scott but still a convincing 4-2 win.  

Richie Gomm (26.14 v Dan Read (27.45) a few missed doubles and Richie loses 0-4 the score line far from reflecting how close his game was. But what a win for our Mens A giving Berkshire their first defeat of this season.

Special mention to POTTY 275 games for our beloved Dorset here’s to many more.

Match Results:

Women’s B Dorset 5 Berkshire 1

Men’s. B  Dorset  8 Berkshire 4

Women’s A Dorset 4 Berkshire 2

Men’s. A  Dorset 7. Berkshire 5

Overall: Dorset 24 Berkshire 12


Words: Martin Maidment

Image: Winmau

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