Diary of a Dart Player with Andy Relf

Last week saw another great victory for the Tally-Ho in the Sussex Superleague.

We were at home to the team sitting in second place – and below us in the league – Brighton Rileys.

With many of my old team-mates on the opposing side, there was plenty of scope for some banter, and my old skipper Mark Davis certainly led the way.

First up for us was Reg Harding Jnr against Joe Davis.

Reg didn’t really get going, and it was Joe who put his team ahead with a solid performance.

The next three matches went in our favour, with Micky Whiting, Paul Telford and Dennis Sains all taking wins.

Next up was a fantastic encounter between our Rod Hawkins and their Lee Jennings.

Both players were scoring really well, and the match reached a deciding fifth leg.

Lee got down to a finish, Rod hit a 177 to leave 32, Lee missed, but then Rod missed again before Lee hit his double and took the win.

Next up for us were Daniel Sains and Ricki Blay, and two more great performances sealed the overall match win for us, taking the pressure off me, as I was the next game up.

I was to play Liam Kipling, who is the form player for Rileys this season, and with me having a pretty lack-lustre time of late, it was going to be a tough one.

But I’m pleased to say that my real game turned up and, with finishes of 109 and 101, I took a 3-1 win.

The final match of the night went to Rileys, with their Dave Fleming taking a win against Michael Case.

Man of the match went to Dennis Sains who just beat me to it.

A 6 -3 win for us extends our lead at the top of the division.

This week we meet Newhaven, another tough game, and the only team to have beaten us this season. Hopefully we’ll be able to get our revenge.