Three of the team turned up to give me support which I was really grateful for.
I won my first match 2 – nil against a Division One player who was very good and over 250 points ahead in the first leg.
I hit 87 then 111, and she split her double, not being able to get an odd number to leave another so I plodded on down to get out on double top on my first attempt.
The second match we were pegging point for point, and there was hardly anything in it.
She needed double 11 and split it, I wanted double 4, hit a single and my second dart went straight into double 2.
I was shaking like a leaf when I sat down and then had to wait almost an hour until the next round, when I was drawn against a lady I recognised from the Summer league, and she too is a good player.
I won the first game and the second was even-stevens, but she got her double 1 before my shot at double 2, so we had to play a decider.
Her team mates came over to support her and I had to tune them out, but I didn’t disgrace myself and was down to double 4 when she got her double 7.
I chalked the next game and it was fast and furious. Both were hitting treble twenty with ease, and there were scores of 100, 140, 135, 120 coming at me from all directions. That too went to three games and it was a deserving winner as she had scored the most of the highest scores throughout.
I’ve got the fixtures list, and we are away for our first two games, then we have a bye, then away for the next, followed by a novelty match (venue to be advised) and another away game. We don’t actually have our first home match until November 20th! Then we have another bye and we’re into December!
Seems it is all paying off!