Star record first win

OFF TARGET ... Graham Elvidge in action.
OFF TARGET ... Graham Elvidge in action.

After an indifferent start to the season The Star from Cayton finally registered there first victory back in the top flight when they travelled to Glasshoughton B.

It was a nervy encounter as both teams find themselves at the wrong end of the table although the Scarborough side do have games in hand.

After Graham Elvidge suffered a rare defeat to Kel Pease in the opening match it was left to Toddy Oldfield to record the first point and that’s exactly what he did with a 3-2 win over Col Hendry.

Oldfield held his nerve as both players missed several darts at the double to land double 10 at the second time of asking.

John Spoors returned to the side and put in a much-improved performance to record a comfortable 3-0 win over Yorkshire Youth player Josh Clough.

Terry Temple made it 10 games unbeaten as he powered to a 90.18 average and a 3-0 victory over Kev Lee.

It was a performance of the highest calibre as he combined powerful scoring with deadly accuracy on the double.

Jim Gordon was next up and produced a stunning man of the match performance in registering a 92.02 average and 3-0 victory over Kev Pease.

An 11-dart final leg including a maximum 180 was the highlight of a devastating effort from the flying Scot.

A 4-1 lead was soon to extended to an unassailable 5-1 advantage as the in-form Olly Mitchell defeated Yorkshire player Steve O Donnell.

Mitchell produced another top class display in a 3-1 win. A 14-darter in the third leg set up a well-deserved victory against a top-class opponent.

A rare under-par performance from Spadge Bointon resulted in defeat to Wayne Woodhouse.

Blue Bulmer was then edged out 3-2 in a high class final match of the night to the impressive John Crossland, missed doubles from Bulmer in the third leg proved costly.

The 5-3 victory was a great result for The Star who now need to maintain this level of performance for the rest of the season.

The Star travel to Honley B for their next match on Sunday February 26.