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Chadwell Heath end four game losing streak against Welling B

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 November 2018

The latest news from the local darts scene (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

The latest news from the local darts scene (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

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Chadwell Heath ended their four game losing streak with a 5-2 defeat of Welling B at The Grove Social Club on Monday in the London Super League.

Ernest Hodgson (17.73) was first up, but his stay at the oche didn’t last long, with the visitors took the first point without dropping a leg.

Lance Adams (21.04) didn’t get off to the best start, being broken in the first leg, but he immediately returned the favour, and although not quite hitting the heights was still able to reel off three straight legs in relative comfort to draw the sides level.

Steve Harold (21.78) hasn’t had much luck in the draw so far this season, but fortune smiled on him this time round.

He seized on the opportunity with relish, although not pushed in the scoring department his finishing was on the money.

The fourth leg saw him finally find his scoring boots and he duly completed a whitewash win to give Heath the lead.

The fourth match saw Shaun Lovett (26.61) in bother early on, losing the opening two legs.

He then hit two 16 darters in succession to level things up, and then kicked on by taking the next two for the point.

The win was secured with a brilliant 106 take out in the sixth leg which also brought further success as he claimed the match award.

Having advantage of throw in the fifth contest was a bit of a poisoned chalice. Despite some sketchy darts in the early exchanges, Danny Faulkner (25.55) made the necessary adjustments as the fifth leg also went against the head, finally finding the trebles which were eluding him previously.

A second maximum in consecutive legs put him in a winning position, and a superb 144 finish saw him clinch the match with a 12 darter in the sixth leg, which was the only one to go to the man throwing first.

The visitors reduced the arrears in the penultimate game. Dave Ball (20.24) struggled on his doubles in the first two legs, and he was broken in the third.

The break back came immediately courtesy of a 71 checkout but he couldn’t hold in the next.

Last up was John Loeber (26.32) who produced his best display of the season to date.

He was always there or thereabouts on the trebles, and backed up the solid scoring with some fine finishing to eventually claim the point in the sixth leg.

A 64 in the fourth was followed by a clinching 69.

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