Star battle back for draw against Ardsley

Genge Elvidge, right, earned a draw for Star
Genge Elvidge, right, earned a draw for Star
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A tremendous comeback from The Star, Cayton resulted in a second successive draw in their latest Yorkshire Super League encounter.

The match against second in the table East and West Ardsley from Wakefield was always going to be a tricky one and proved to be exactly that as the Scarborough boys battled back from 4-1 down to gain a very creditable 4-4 draw.

Toddy Oldfield once again battled hard but was defeated 4-1 by Daz Twist in a match that could quite easily have gone either way.

John Spoors was involved in fantastic tussle with Danny Walker.

After losing the first leg to a 19-darter Spoors hit back with two consecutive 18-dart legs which included a magnificent 154 finish, he went on to win a tight fourth leg for a 3-2 lead but was beaten by two tremendous 15-dart legs by his in form opponent.

Jim Gordon got the Scarborough side’s first point on the board with yet another high quality performance in the 4-1 destruction of Stuart Monaghan which included another 180 maximum.

It was a continuation of Jim’s early season form which will surely put him in the eye of the Yorkshire squad selectors.

Olly Mitchell was on the wrong end of a 4-3 thriller in match four as he tumbled in a last leg decider to Peter Armitage.

Both players scored extremely heavily but it was Olly who cracked first in the last leg as Armitage clinched the victory on double 2.

Missed doubles in the penultimate leg proved costly for Olly.

Rich Bowes was once again beaten by a man of the match performance, this time it was Jaron Esteve.

The Wakefield man threw a 90 average and gave Bowes very few chances, the Rillington man once again battled gainly.

It was one of the leagues most consistent performers, Paul Bulmer who inspired the fightback.

It was another faultless performance from Bulmer who included a 180 and a third leg 13-darter in a darting masterclass against Steve Finnerty.

Spadge Bointon put his bad run behind him as he registered his first win of the season.

A 4-2 victory over Dave Broxup was very much deserved.

Spadge closed the match out with an impressive 15 darter which included a 180 maximum.

Genge Elvidge completed the great fightback with a tense 4-3 victory over Bob Birkenshaw.

In a seesaw battle it was the Scarborough man who held his nerve to claim the win on double 5 and maintain his unbeaten start to the season.

Next up is a trip to Darfield Village on Sunday December 16.