Bath too strong
PUBLISHED: 09:20 07 October 2011
Bath prove too strong for Weston in their latest Somerset Super Dart League fixture.
WESTON travelled away to Bath B in their latest Somerset Super League clash.
They got off to a bad start, losing the first four games, but new recruit Seamus Slattery (22.04) got the first win on the board with a 3-2 victory. This was quickly followed by a win for Graeme Pow but on the second board Weston’s players appeared to be struggling, losing another two.
Things were not looking good for Weston, who were missing five key players and at 25-10 down they had to dig in.
The ever consistent Dave Horn obliged with a 3-0 victory which was quickly followed by Tim Strutt, who recorded a 3-1 win on the same board. The singles were closed out by Mark Stainer (21.95). He had a good fight with Bath’s best player, Matty Warren, taking it to 2-2. Mark saved the best for last, hitting a 180 in a 16-dart leg to clinch victory. This pulled Weston back into the game at 19-28 but they had it all to do in the pairs.
Board one lost 3-1 but Roy Staples and Jim Hunt won 3-2, a result followed by Seamus and Graeme Pow winning 3-0. But Weston were soon put away by Bath, the hosts winning the next two games.
Weston finished the night off with a victory from Bobby Moore and Tim Strutt but lost the match 41-30. Seamus Slattery and Mark Stainer were Weston’s joint men of the match.
Weston will look to bounce back at their next game home versus Bridgwater at the Bristol Hotel on October 29.