Richardson stays top as Hogan beats Williams
Wednesday night gave us more great Remote Darts League action as Paul Hogan won the match of the night and James Richardson's excellent form continued. You can watch it all back on Remote Darts TV.
Gary Robson 7-2 Darryl Fitton
Gary Robson recorded his second 7-2 win of the competition when he blitzed past a poor Darryl Fitton on Wednesday night. There wasn't much sweat exhibited from the Northumberland man as he took five legs in a row early on to open up a 6-1 lead. Fitton didn't have a chance to gain a foothold in the match and it will be a blow to him after his excellent point against Jim Williams on Tuesday night.
Alan Norris 7-5 Wes Newton
A drama packed match saw Alan Norris secure his second win of the tournament as he beat Wes Newton 7-5. Newton required a Double 6 to tie the match at 6-6 but instead hit Double 10 to gift the match to Norris. In some ways that summed up the match as it featured a clutch of bust calls, mis-counts and eccentric finishing. The lead exchanged hands at various points but it was Norris who picked up the points as Newton fluffed his lines.
Tony O'Shea 7-1 John Walton
It was another excellent win for Tony O'Shea as he cruised past a struggling-to-finish John Walton 7-1 in the middle match on Wednesday. O'Shea picked up where he left off the previous night as he stormed into a 6-0 lead before Walton saved his blushes by winning the seventh leg. That was all that the Yorkshireman would get though as O'Shea wrapped up the match in the eighth to strengthen his play-off hopes.
Paul Hogan 7-4 Jim Williams
Buoyed by his whitewash of Wes Newton last night, Paul Hogan's form continued to improve here as he saw off the tournament favourite Jim Williams 7-5. Still unbeaten, Hogan seems to be growing in confidence and he took the first half of this match by the scruff of the neck to lead 4-1 as Williams struggled with his doubles. Williams fought back to reduce the deficit to 4-3 but Hogan turned on the burners to go 6-3 ahead and eventually clinch it 7-4.
James Richardson 7-2 Dean Winstanley
Two more points for James Richardson as he poured more woe on Dean Winstanley in the Wednesday night closer. Winstanley, struggling at the bottom of the table, started the game well and led 2-1 in the early part of the match. It proved to be a false dawn though as Richardson reeled off the next six legs to close out 7-2 and stay top of the table.