Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

A Win at Last

It took eleven matches, but we have finally won a match this season! As you may have read in my previous posts (If You Can’t be Good, Be Lucky and Half-Term Report) our sojourn into the top flight of our league hadn’t exactly been laden with success, however, our performances in the last month had been pointing towards better times to come and those better times arrived last night.

A table laid out for Christmas Dinner
Technically a turkey I guess, but it’ll do – at least it is festive!

It may have taken eleven matches to win our first top flight match, but it was sweet, coming as it did against our same pub rivals, The Shoulder of Mutton D. The match started way better than we could have imagined, winning the Gallon and all three pairs, we found ourselves 4-0 up before we knew it – it felt like a long time since that has happened.

The singles of the match ended 3-3, so the final result was 7-3 to us and a much closer bottom of the league than before with the Green Man (another team towards the bottom of the section) losing 10-0. When the league tables are updated with the official results, the bottom four will look like this…

39 – Shoulder of Mutton D
38 – Green Man
38 – Shoulder of Mutton E
18 – St Ives C

On a personal note, I’m pleased with the way I played last night, and similar to the team as a whole I’ve played well for the last four or five matches – winning my singles with a two dart 90 finish helps. Actually, I’ve won four-in-a-row now, following losing my first four games of the season while finding my feet.

The reality is that we now have a very tricky run of matches, starting with top-of-the-table West Moors the first match back after Christmas. Whether we can save ourselves or not we will see, but for now, it’s a winning Christmas 🙂

If you’d like to know more about the format of our league matches in the WMDL, see here.

Please leave a comment below if you feel the need – it’s good to know that people are reading.


  1. I have read your blog from various parts or Europe sat in hotel or Airport, an I do enjoy it. I sometimes even get a mention ! Our Wimborne League is very special an I’m proud to be a small part of it for over 10 years now. Your game against us after Xmas, no offence but I hope I’m not there, as it means I’m still at Lakeside !!! Be lucky an see you soon. Scotty

  2. Hopefully we may get a 2nd win before the season is out, but it does look slightly unlikely. Fantastic league and season though, hopefully we’ll do enough to stay up.

  3. I’m not liking you’re negative outlook Darren! To be fair though, we do have a pretty tough run to the end of the season.
    I agree, it has been an excellent experience and one that I also hope we can have again next season.

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