Late fightback gifts O'Shea win in Stockport derby
It was another excellent night at the Remote Darts League as Jim Williams made it two wins out of two and Tony O'Shea won the battle of the Stockport veterans. Watch all the action again on our You Tube channel - https://bit.ly/RDL2020Watch
Jim Williams 7-3 Gary Robson
Tournament favourite Jim Williams continued his 100% start to the competition as he took two points from Gary Robson in a top of the table clash on night two of the Remote Darts League. There was lots to like about this match with both players emerging with credit. Williams took an early lead and never let it go as Robson struggled to keep up with his pace as he floundered on the doubles. 'Big Robbo's' chance came in the ninth leg when he missed two darts at double top to move within one leg of Williams but it was not to be and Williams produced a late surge to win 7-3.
Tony O'Shea 7-5 Darryl Fitton
This was billed as the match of the night - and it didn't disappoint. The two Stockport friends Tony O'Shea and Darryl Fitton produced a fantastic to and fro match with the latter taking charge of the first half of the contest. Fitton led 3-2 and as the match headed into it's latter stages the Madness fan was 5-3 up and eyeing up the two points. There was to be a twist in the tale though as his old pal O'Shea reeled out a stunning four straight legs to steal the match from Fitton and win 7-5.
Paul Hogan 6-6 James Richardson
Paul Hogan made it two draws out of two in the Remote Darts League as he shared the points with James Richardson in a back and forth contest. Both players had opportunities to take the points with Richardson leading 2-0 and 3-1 while Hogan's mid-match blitz saw him take four legs on the bounce to lead 5-3. A 6-6 draw satisfied both players and they head into the third night unbeaten.
Alan Norris 7-3 John Walton
Alan Norris picked up his first win of the Remote Darts League tournament when he proved too strong for John Walton on Sunday night. The man from the West Country led early in the match as he went 3-1 up but the 2001 BDO world champion fought back to make it 3-3 at the halfway point. From there though Norris turned on the gas and won four legs in a row to clinch the match 7-3. It was the second night in a row Walton had tailed off in the second half of the match.
Wes Newton 7-5 Dean Winstanley
In the Sunday night closer Wes Newton edged clear in the last few legs to beat Dean Winstanley 7-5 in what was a streaky match. The early legs saw Newton go 2-0 up before three brilliant consecutive legs for Winstanley put him in front at 3-2. Not to be outshone, Newton hit back with three straight checkouts of his own to go 5-3 up. The final four legs were shared as Newton obliged 7-5.