Woodbridge throws away the form book
PAUL Woodbridge enjoyed something of an upturn in fortunes in the Super Singles Darts League this week.
Woodbridge has been propping up the rest for much of the season, but defied the formbook to hit a 180 on his way to gaining a point from a 5-5 draw with Seven Vaughan – and he was not the only league struggler to find some form at the oche in the latest round of games.
Dave Stopps is another who has struggled so far in the current campaign, but he pushed current leader Dan Franzen all the way before going down 6-4.
Drawing some inspiration even in defeat he later fought out a 5-5 draw with Andy Long.
Current second-placed man Steve McLeod produced the night’s real fireworks, hitting three 180s in a 9-1 thrashing of Rob Brereton, who did at least produce one maximum of his own by way of consolation.
McLeod though has now hit eight maximums this season and sits just two points behind Franzen in the standings with a match in hand.
Leigh Ross stays third after a 7-3 success over Trevor Brereton, while Pat O’Reilly won a high quality encounter with Mark Luckett by the same score thanks in part to a 116 checkout.
And Mark Dellar produced a 180 in his 7-3 win over Simon White – a victory which moved him up to eighth in the standings.