Darts: Lancaster get season back on track

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Lancaster got their GMC Superleague Division One season back on track with a 7-3 victory over Todmorden at Squires.

It didn’t start well for the hosts however with Paul Osmotherley losing out 3-1 to visiting captain Tony Gill.

Mally Smallshaw levelled things up brushing aside Stuart Townend in straight legs.

In a see-saw set between Chris Stobbart and Rob Holroyd things were all square after four legs before the Lancaster captain hit a 180 to set up the game and put the home team ahead.

After a slow start Matthew Raby found top gear and with 18 and 17-dart games including a 120 checkout to take the man of the match award in his game.

Kev Beare brought the first half to an end but giving away the advantage of the off proved too much for him as each leg went with the throw.

Jordan Robson couldn’t quite overcome the experience of Paul Bellinger losing by the odd game in five after the interval. Next up was Phil Raby who saw off Craig Fenton.

With the overall score standing at 4 -3 Lancaster moved into overdrive as first Graham ‘Bud ‘ Rawes and then Chris Longhorn put the result beyond doubt both players winning with relative ease.

Last to the oche for Lancaster was Dave ‘Ginner’ Speak who beat a spirited Jay Link.

Lancaster’s next game is on March 16 when they travel to Littleborough.