Brightlingsea made the trip over to Clacton for the Tendring Derby, having won the home match 7-5 Brightlingsea were over joyed with the same result on the night. Colin Lloyd was absent this week so Brightlingsea brought in George Lord for his first match of the season. The Pairs was a terrific high standard throughout, …View full post
Brightlingsea welcomed Cressing this week having dropped down to 3rd in the league table after a couple of inconstant weeks. Cressing on the other hand are the only team to beat leaders Southend this season, so a difficult match was to be expected. Brightlingsea got off to an absolute flyer in the pairs which saw …View full post
Brightlingsea welcomed Cressing this week having dropped down to 3rd in the league table after a couple of inconstant weeks. Cressing on the other hand are the only team to beat leaders Southend this season, so a difficult match was to be expected.
Brightlingsea got off to an absolute flyer in the pairs which saw Brightlingsea run out to a 4-0 lead, first up Alan Collins & Kevin Edwards beat Rhys & Sam Hayden in just 32 darts to average a combined 31.28. Next Tony Osborne & Bryan Margerison beat Ryan Harrington & Alex Tinsley in 41 darts. Joe Twinn & Sam Lepley got the 3rd set with and impressive victory over Tim Franklin & Stuart Thorogood in 33 darts to average a combined 30.33. Colin Lloyd & Gavin Payne finished the pairs rout in 40 darts to see of the challenge of Robbie Caton & Mike Hancocks.
Onto the singles and Brightlingsea could not and hoped for a better situation to be in after the pairs, Tony Osborne first up beat Cressing Skipper Alex Tinsley 3-0 in legs of 22, 19 & 18 darts to average 25.47. Cressing did get the next set in game of the night as Kevin Edwards lost out to Ryan Harrington in a last leg decider, Kev won the first leg in 15 darts, whilst doubles cost Kevin in the second and Ryan finished in 19 darts. Kevin then restored his lead in 24 darts but Harrington again responded this time with a 13-dart leg. In the decider 3 One Hundred plus scores wasn’t enough for Kev as Harington won the leg in 14 including a 180! Kevin averaged 28.38 and Ryan averaged 29.66, a good set to watch! Cressing then pulled another one back, Brightlingsea’s Sam Lepley, lost out 3-1 to Mike Handcocks, with Mike winning in 21, 21 & 16 darts. Bryan Margerison followed up with his impressive form of being unbeaten in his last 8 matches with a 3-0 victory over Robbie Caton in legs of 21, 23 & 23 darts. The score line became 6-3 as Brightlingsea’s Alan Collins lost out to Rhys Hayden in another last leg decider, A bit of a scrappy battle saw Rhys win the first leg in 26 darts before Alan levelled in 24 darts, Rhys then found his range and won the 3rd in 16 darts, Alan levelled the 4th in 19 darts, Alan then missed a dart at Tops to let Rhys in to win the set in 19 darts. The last 3 sets went the way of the home team. In set 6 we got a masterclass from the former PDC world number One as he destroyed Tim Franklin in just 43 darts as he went 17, 13, 13 darts to average a very impressive 34.95, the highest average in the league so far! In the 7th set Joe Twinn beat Sam Hayden 3-1 with legs of 28, 22 & 20 darts and finally Gavin Payne beat Stuart Thorogood 3-0 to finish the scoring in 25, 20 & 21 darts.
The match ended with an impressive 9-3 victory over Cressing, who to be fair, had a few big players missing that may have had a huge influence on the score, nonetheless Brightlingsea are back to winning ways with a big Tendring Derby coming up next week as they travel to Clacton.
Apologies for lack of reports at the moment, due to work commitments i haven’t had time
Match sheets have been updated
Brightlingsea’s Match Tonight vs Rayleigh Rascals has been Postponed due to an accident on the a12 and Rayleigh unable to travel.
A New Date For The Fixture Will Be Posted When Known
Brightlingsea welcomed the Regent side to the Football Club on Wednesday night, two sides at the opposite ends of the table, Brightlingsea looking to close the gap on leaders Southend whilst Regent looking to remain in the top division next season.
In the pairs it was Regent who got off to a flyer and ran into a 3-0 lead! Colin Lloyd and Gavin Payne lost to Regent’s Gary Campbell and Steve Cook in 42 darts. Joe Twinn and Sam Lepley then lost to Anthony Neal and Mark Henry again in 42 darts with Ant averaging 31.05 single average. Next up Tony Osborne and Bryan Margerison lost to Lee Woods and Kevin Savory in just 38 darts. Brightlingsea did manage to salvage a point from the pairs as Alan Collins and Kevin Edwards beat Paul Kempen and Colin Goring in 36 darts, with Kevin taking out 150 to win the point.
So Brightlingsea found themselves 3-1 down going into the singles, they knew they needed to correct things and that they did. First up Sam Lepley see off the challenge of Regent’s Anthony Neal in 5 legs, Ant took the first leg in 20 darts. Sam responded in 21 darts with a 180, both players held in the next two legs before Sam finished of 72 to win the set. Colin Lloyd next up levelled the match with a superb man of the match performance and he beat Kevin Savory 3-1 with a 30.52 average with winning legs of 11, 17 & 16 darts. Alan Collins in the third singles match put Brightlingsea into the lead as he beat Colin Goreham 3-0 in 64 darts including a 102 check out. Regent pulled the game back all square at 4 a piece, as Tony Osborne lost in a last leg shoot out to Lee Woods, with both players holding their throw it was Lee who won the last leg decider in 18 darts. Brightlingsea then went on to win the next 4 sets, in set 5, Gavin Payne beat Paul Kempen 3-1 with winning legs of 20, 24 & 22 to average 22.80. Bryan Margerison made the scoreline 6-4 as he beat Mark Henry 3-1 with legs of 19, 22 & 15 to average 23.90. in the penultimate set, Joe Twinn beat Gary Campbell 3-0 with an impressive 28.36 average, with legs of 20, 16 & 17 darts. in the last set Kevin Edwards beat Steve Cook 3-1. with Kevin winning in 21, 20 & 21 darts to average 24.49 and complete the 8-4 scoreline.
Brightlingsea keep closing the gap on leaders, next week its Superleague Singles then a huge fixture as they travel to leaders Southend.
Brightlingsea returned to league action after the Christmas break as they made the short journey over to Greenstead Social Club to face Colchester
Colchester raced into a 2 nil lead in the pairs, first up, Adam Howard & Mick Cain defeated Brightlingsea’s Tony Osborne & Bryan Margerison in 39 darts before Kevin Edwards & Alan Collins lost out to Colchester’s Darron Britton & Stuart Hunt in 38 darts. Brightlingsea needed to dig in, and the two pairs duly responded. Joe Twinn & Colin Lloyd got Brightlingsea’s first point on the board with a win over Eddie Gosling & Michael Stevens in 38 darts, with Colin averaging 35.89 including a maximum. Then, in the last pair set, Rab Scott & Gavin Payne beat Steve Gentry & Dominic Ryan to level the match in 32 darts, with a combined average of 31.28.
Into the singles and first up for Brightlingsea was Colin Lloyd who put his side in the lead for the first time, he see off the challenge of Steve Gentry with a 3-0 win, with legs of 22, 19 & 16 and an average of 26.37. Joe Twinn next up made it 4-2 on the night, with another 3-0 victory over Colchester’s Ricky Paterson with legs of 24, 18 & 23. In the next set Colchester reduced the lead to one with Mick Cain putting in an impressive performance against Rab Scott to win 3-0 and a 28.36 average, Mick’s highest of the season with winning legs of 22, 14 & 17. In the 4th singles set, Brightlingsea restored the lead to two as Bryan Margerison delivered a namesake magic performance as he beat Dominic Ryan 3-0 with winning legs of 18, 20 & 18 to average 26.84. Stuart Hunt for Colchester made it 5-4 overall as he beat Brightlingsea’s Alan Collins in a last leg decider. Alan won the 1st leg in 18 darts, Stuart levelled in 19 darts, then a miscount from Alan allowed Stuart to win the third in 19 darts, Alan then levelled in 20 darts before Stuart won the decider in 26 darts. The next set went Brightlingsea’s way as Kevin Edwards took the man of the match award with a superb performance averaging 29.86 against Eddie Gosling. Eddie won the first leg in 21 darts, then Kev took over and won in 17, 17 & 14 darts! Colchester closed the gap once again as young Adam Howard managed to beat Brightlingsea’s Gavin Payne in another last leg decider. Gavin won the first leg in 20 darts, Adam responded in 21 darts and a 118 checkout. Adam won the next in 22 darts before Gavin levelled in 21 darts, and in the last leg the youngster held his nerve to win in 18 darts. In the last set, it was all to play for at 6-5. Brightlingsea’s Tony Osborne took on Darron Britton. Darron won the opening leg, then Tony responded with a 120 checkout, Darron then found a 14 dart leg before Tony levelled 2-2, and in the final leg, Tony found an 84 finish to give Brightlingsea the points 7-5.
A hard fought battle between the two sides as Brightlingsea took home the bonus points. Results elsewhere helped Brightlingsea close the gap on the league leaders Southend. Next week Brightlingsea host Brightlingsea Regent in the town derby at the football club, North Road.
Brightlingsea hosted Maldon in the 1st Round of the Essex Superleague Knock Out Cup. A match format of just 8 singles best of 3 legs, all legs were played in a race to 13 legs.
Brightlingsea will now face the winner of Basildon & Clacton Railway in the 2nd Round on 22nd March 2017