Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shotley Club B Team 5 - 5 Chelmsford

Summer 2011

We were back at Shotley Club on Tuesday night to play their B Team. Both teams played fairly well and the points swung evenly between the tams. I was disappointed that the opening Team Game slipped away from us due to poor finishing, but from that point onwards all of the games were close.

Some highlights on the night were Chris from our team finishing on 50 in two darts (S10, D20), Jethro from their team hitting a high finish to win a point in a game we appeared to be winning, and Peter from their team hitting a couple of ton forties.

Following our two defeats against their A Team it was good to see us to settle down and contest a game evenly.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chelmsford 3 - 7 Shotley Club A Team

Picture : Summer 2011

This was a very disappointing score for us. We scored quite well in the games but lost out in several of the matches with poor finishing .

Just like last week's defeat it all started so well again with us taking a 2-0 lead, but from that point onwards we consistently failed to hit our doubles and it needed Roger to make it 3-6 with a D7 finish before Shotley sealed it 3-7 to make it a convincing win for them on the night.

Despite the disappointment we do have a Man Of The Match to report, as I was impressed with Peter's 75 finish in two darts early on (T17, D12), and that was precisely the encouragement with the finishing we should have followed.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shotley Club A Team 4 - 6 Chelmsford

We got off to a flying start on Tuesday night at Shotley Club against their A Team and took a 0-4 lead by winning the opening Team game and the three Doubles games. By the time we had played the second Singles game we were in a 1-5 lead, but from this point they raised their game and we only gained one further point as Shotley improved in the Singles games.

Peter was our Man Of The Match, hitting three of our six wining doubles and being the difference between the two teams with such a close scoreline.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Chelmsford 1 - 9 Derwentside "B"

We had an awful result on Tuesday night. The DB team gave us far more chances than the previous week when we lost 8-2 to them, but poor finishing meant we failed to take our chances. Several times we built up good leads in the games but then committed the cardinal sin of dallying on the finishes.

It was good stuff from DB though, and I think they'll do really well this season. We've seen two sides to them in our games : first a strong performance, and then a determined performance, with 17 points for their efforts.

Normally I'd hold back on a Man Of The Match award, but I simply have to award it to Roger for sparing us the indignity of a brushing with his 22 finish in his Singles game.