Winning start

PUBLISHED: 09:17 14 September 2012

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Weston got their Super League dart season off to a winning start at Pawlett.

WESTON travelled to Pawlett in their first Super League darts game of the season.

The game got off to a good start with Ricky Harding winning 3-1, along with Bobby Moore 3-0 on board one. Weston let one game slip away before Ian Cope put Weston back on track.

The visitors stepped on the gas and won all the rest of the singles - Tim Strutt (3-2), Seamus Slattery (3-0), Clive Strong (3-1) with a 23.68 average, Mark Stainer (3-0), Clint Harding (3-1, with 21.72 average), Paul Tyler (3-2) and captain Nick English (3-0), both with 20+ averages.

This gave Weston a healthy lead of 33-11 going into the pairs. The visitors got off to a bad start losing the first two pairs, but Roy Staples and Tyler put Weston back on track with a 3-0 victory./

Weston lost the next game before Kev Austen and Slattery won 3-0. The night was finished off by English and Pow winning 3-2. Weston won 48-22 with 180s being hit by Turnbull, Tyler and Strutt. The 49 Club man of the match went to George Turnbull.

The next game is at home at the 49 Club on September 29 against Chew Valley. The draw will be made at 7.45pm.

THE 49ers welcomed Wells to the 49 Club for the opening game of the new Super League campaign

Paul Griffiths got the home side off to a great start averaging 23.32 and winning 3-1 thanks to a fantastic 105 out shot on the final leg. Graham Kurle continued the winning form beating his opponent 3-1 with an average of 24.62.

Next to the oche was Carl Evans who had a real battle in his match, he hit eight tons and three 140s to average 24.26 and win a close game 3-2.

Meanwhile on board two, a different story was unfolding as the first three games went the way of the visitors. Chris Thomas dominated his match to stop the rot and win 3-0. Dave Sheppard was next and he continued the fight back with a fine display, winning 3-1. Wells won the final game on board two and edged ahead in the match.

Bob Hadley crept to a 3-2 victory 3-2 included a 120 check out. John Anderson took his time to set up a 3-0 victory, including a fine 106 out shot.

The final match on board one saw a real tussle for Steve Thirkettle, who had to show grit and determination to win 3-2. He hit eight tons and two 140s along the way to average 22.33

Going into the pairs, the 49ers held a slender lead, but this was soon being wiped out as Wells won the first two matches. Carl Evans and Adam McNally won 3-0, but once again Wells kept up the pressure by winning the next.

The final game on board one saw Daz Paul and debutant Mike Norton win 3-1 and seal victory for the 49ers by 40 games to 34.

Man of the match was shared between Graham Kurle and Carl Evans. There were two 180s for Daz Paul and one apiece for Dave Sheppard and Mike Williams.

Captain Mike Harding thanked the scorers, John Burton and Jerry Day for keeping the new computerised systems up to date. Lastly he thanked Mr & Mrs Brigden for a fantastic supper.

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