Wolfie Comeback Lights up Lakeside.
Martin Adams wins on day two at Senior Darts Masters,. Wolfie rolled back the years to come back from 2-0 behind to defeat Wayne Jones in the sesions last game.
Wayne Jones flew out the blocks with a 180 in the opener, before punishing Wolfie’s missed darts in the second leg to win the set. The Wanderer made it four legs out of four before the interval to double his lead.
The turning point in the game came in the third set, with the scores at one each, Wayne Jones missed a hatful of set darts before Adams won the set.
The impact it had on Jones in the fourth set was clear and with 180s in both legs for Wolfie he eased to his second set and levelled up the game.
Three-time World Champion Adams took an early lead in the fifth, making it five legs on the spin. Jones soon levelled up the set before, but it was the last leg Jones won.
Adams then won eight of the last nine legs to seal the victory.
Monk Too Hot For Deta
The penultimate game on Saturday afternoon saw Colin Monk whitewash Deta Hedman.
For the first time this weekend, we saw a player pick up all eight legs to seal the victory.
Deta who lost in the first round at the World Championship to Peter Manley was unable to find the sort of form that has seen her become the most decorated player in the Women’s game.
Colin Monk will be returning on Sunday afternoon to take on the very impressive David Cameron.
Jenkins Bullied By Owl
Richie Howson treated the Lakeside crowd to a sensational performance in a 4-1 win over Terry Jenkins.
The Owl got the crowd onside in leg one, with a 160 finish and he secured the set with a 86 to show Bully that he meant business.
Jenkins showed his finishing qualities at the start of the second with a 100 checkout. However, it was Howson who took the lead going into the break with back-to-back legs.
Howson continued to push on with some power scoring in set three, to move just one away. Jenkins gave his fans something to cheer about in set four but it wasn’t enough to stop the OWL who eased to the fifth set and the match.
Silverback Into The Last Eight
Tony O’Shea rolled back the years to defeat Lisa Ashton 4-2.
Silverback returned to Lakeside and opened up on Saturday afternoon against four-time World Champion Lisa Ashton.
O’Shea looked the more comfortable in the early proceedings with a 2-0 win in set one.
Ashton came fighting back in set two and a double-double finish to checkout 92 saw the Lancashire Rose level the set scores up at one each.
Silverback then punished missed leg darts from Lisa in the opener after the interval, before firing in a 110 checkout to seal set three.
Ashton showed her quality in the fourth set, with it going to the third leg, Lisa fired in a 14 dart leg including a 180 and 81 checkout to level once more.
Silverback used all his experience to make sure he was returning on Sunday, winning four out of the next five legs, all within 17 darts.
The evening session promises much with legend’s of the 1980s and 90s including Bob Anderson and Keith Deller going head to head.
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