Modus Live League: Richardson and Osborne shine
By Joe Williams 02/04/2021
COLIN Osborne and James Richardson began their quest to join Mike Warburton in Saturday’s finale, after finishing top of their respective groups on Thursday as the Modus Online Live League continued.
Osborne, a Darts World contributor, who competed in Group A earlier in the week, won four of his five matches to end Day 1 of Group C, top of the table as he recorded wins over Keelan Kay, Ben Hazel, Josh McCarthy and Andy Jenkins in his final match of the day, which proved to be vital, as Osborne finished ahead of Jenkins on leg difference by just +1, with a 4-1 victory over ‘Rocky’, who also won four of his five matches on the day as he stepped in for Les Wallace, who pulled out through injury.
Elsewhere in Group C, Josh McCarthy ended the day in 3rd as he made his Online Live League debut in winning three matches from five, Ben Hazel also made his debut as he won two matches from five, as did Josh Richardson, who competed in Group A earlier in the week. It was a disappointing return to the Online Live League for Keelan Kay as he suffered a winless run with five defeats from five, winning just seven legs across the day’s play.
In Group B, it was Nine Dart Star from earlier in the week, James Richardson, who finished top on Day 1 as he won three of his four matches, in recording wins over Matthew Dennant, Fallon Sherrock and Lee Cocks before suffering a 4-1 defeat to Corrine Hammond in his final game of the night. Elsewhere, Lee Cocks made his Online Live League debut and narrowly missing out on top spot on leg difference by +2, in also winning three of his four matches with his only defeat coming against Richardson. Matthew Dennant ended with two wins from four with Hammond and Sherrock both finishing with just one solitary win a piece.
Modus Online Live League continues on Friday with players continuing to battle out as they aim to join Mike Warburton in Saturday’s finale, with Osborne and Richardson taking the early lead thus far. Group C will commence from 9:30am GMT and Group B will commence from 9:30pm GMT. Play will be streamed live on Online Darts TV YouTube channel or via various bookmaker’ websites worldwide.
Group C Day 1- Thursday 1st April
Josh McCarthy 4-3 Ben Hazel
Colin Osborne 4-1 Keelan Kay
Andy Jenkins 4-0 Josh Richardson
Josh McCarthy 4-1 Keelan Kay
Andy Jenkins 4-0 Ben Hazel
Josh Richardson 4-2 Colin Osborne
Andy Jenkins 4-2 Josh McCarthy
Josh Richardson 4-3 Keelan Kay
Colin Osborne 4-0 Ben Hazel
Andy Jenkins 4-1 Keelan Kay
Colin Osborne 4-1 Josh McCarthy
Ben Hazel 4-3 Josh Richardson
Colin Osborne 4-1 Andy Jenkins
Ben Hazel 4-1 Keelan Kay
Josh McCarthy 4-0 Josh Richardson
Group B Day 1
Lee Cocks 4-1 Corrine Hammond
James Richardson 4-3 Matthew Dennant
Fallon Sherrock 4-1 Corrine Hammond
Lee Cocks 4-1 Matthew Dennant
James Richardson 4-0 Fallon Sherrock
Matthew Dennant 4-2 Corrine Hammond
James Richardson 4-0 Lee Cocks
Matthew Dennant 4-1 Fallon Sherrock
Corrine Hammond 4-1 James Richardson
Lee Cocks 4-2 Fallon Sherrock