Diary of a Dart Player with Andy Relf: Man City win something!

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Only Superleague darts on the horizon for me at the moment. My new team at the Tally-Ho are settling in to the new season well.

Last week we were at home to Rye – a team with some players that I know, and also some new faces that I didn’t recognise.

One thing was for certain, they had some good players.

For the first time in a few weeks, I didn’t actually feel that ill whilst I was playing... more on that later!

The evening started well for us, going 2-0 up with wins from Ricky Blay and Reg Harding Jnr. Rye levelled up at two games all before Dave Harding put us ahead once more.

I was up next, and after a lacklustre start to the season I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to play like.

My opponent went off like a train in the first leg, hitting a ton or more with his first four throws! I plodded away, and checked straight out.

I think that demoralised my opponent, as I went on to win 3-0, and with a fairly good average too.

Wins for my team-mates, Paul Telford and Dan Sains, sealed a 6-3 victory for us, and with Bexhill not playing last week, it also elevated us to the top of the division.

To top off the evening, I managed to take the man of the match award which was a pleasant surprise, and to make the night even more profitable I won the football card as well! Interestingly the team that I won the money with was Man City... at least they won something last week!

Finally, after a few months of hell, it turns out that I don’t have kidney stones – apparently my problems may be related to a twisted pelvis related to my worn out knee... let’s just say that things are ongoing!