Friday, May 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Round 9 of Premier League darts began this week with a tasty encounter between last year’s champion Dom Friend, and Joe Wilson who is currently sitting in 2nd place going into today, but with a chance to go joint top with a win here.
Dom started the match in brutal fashion, averaging just shy of 90 to take a 1 nil lead over his opponent.
Joe could have wilted after such a savage start to the match, but to his credit, he came right back into it, taking the next 3 legs to love.
Surprisingly, it was Dom who was looking a little shaky of the two players after such an impressive opening leg, and Joe took full advantage by stretching his lead out to 5/1.
It looked all but over, but Dom, as all good champions do, showed a lot of fight, winning the next 3 legs to make it 5/4, but unfortunately for him, that was as good as it was going to get, as he left himself with just a little too much to do in the end.
Joe deservedly winning the match 7/4, to go joint top of the league.
There were 4 other matches on Sunday at the Airlie Bowls Club.
Andy Peel got his second win of the year over bottom placed Hawkeye Rick by 7/0, Jamie Maher and Arthur McMinn joined Dom Friend in 3rd place on the ladder with 11 points after they recorded 7/1 and 7/3 wins over Seumas Rose and Kameron Reason respectively.
And Dom Friend defeated Seumas Rose by 7 legs to 2 in a round 5 catch up match to round out all the day’s action.
Thank you to our sponsors Mika Airlie, Whitsunday Tattooing Airlie Beach, and Master Butchers Whitsundays.
Contributed with thanks to Jamie Maher
Joe Wilson in action at the Bowls Club on Sunday morning