We had our first trip to League newcomers The Punch Bowl of Edmundbyers last night. It's a smart country pub in the traditional style with an open plan layout, and it's a 7 mile drive through the back roads from Ebchester.
They're a comparatively young team and although we got off to a good start the matches started going their way. We needed to win the final two Singles matches to secure a narrow victory.
One of their players finished his 501 game in 19 darts and it would have been even less if he hadn't slipped up on two throws.
We have the Cup Doubles competition next week before we host the return leg against the Punch Bowl on the 25th of November.