Grampian get best of Angus

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THE ANGUS County darts team travelled to Aberdeen for their first county match of the season against Grampian, who have always been a tough team to beat. This proved true again as Angus left with a 28-8 defeat.

The women’s B team got the action underway, and despite some good play, Grampian took all four matches. Heather Cruickshank, who was making her debut, clocked up an impressive 20-dart average, but was unable to edge out her opponent, Emily Davidson, who is the reigning World Youth Girls’ Champion.

The men’s B team featured all new faces, including Brechiners Andy Donald and Simon Porter. Unfortunately, the team was unable to convert good scoring in to legs, and lost the section 5-1. Keith Law grabbed the only match for Angus, putting in a player of the match performance with a 3-2 victory and an 22.82 dart average.

The women’s A team encountered a 4-2 defeat, with Debbie Stuart winning all three legs in her match and Angie Isbister winning 3-1.

The men’s A team had experience a 7-5 defeat to Grampian the last two years in a row, and it was a scoreline that was to rear its head again. Alan Lillico got Angus off to a great start, securing a 3-0 victory with a 24.24 dart average, showing that his transition from Tay Valley to Angus was going smoothly. Wayne Law was next to secure a victory winning his match 3-2, with a 23.81 dart average. Angus then found themselves trailing 5-2 when team captain Andy Stott stepped up to win his match 3-1, with a 24.56 dart average.

Alan Soutar played in the tenth match, with Angus now 6-4 down. He earned a player of the match award for his 3-0 victory. He racked up an impressive 31.31 dart average, which sees him top of the North Scotland rankings.

Allan Begg played well to secure a 3-2 win, scoring a 24.24 dart average and hitting a 13 dart leg in the process.