What an amazing day at Lakeside we had yesterday! Our plan for the first game was for Scott Mitchell to narrowly beat Jeff Smith, collect on the +2.5 legs start for Jeff and my “neighbour” from down the road gets into the final! Well that was my plan but not Scotty’s!
He demolished Jeff 6:0. I was chatting to a friend of Jeff’s last night at Lakeside and Jeff has admitted that the pace of the game affected him and he didn’t have the know how to cope with it. The Silencer would have preferred to play at the pace of the Durrant/Adams game! But, you need to be adaptable if you are going to be a Champion.
Lisa Ashton won a great game v Fallon Sherrock. What a brilliant advert for the Ladies game! I bumped into Lisa after the match and got this pic of her! If you look carefully at the wall of fame Jim Bowen is at the bottom left, we like a bit of bully!
Then we had Martin Adams v Glen Durrant! It is such a shame the BBC don’t want the full coverage of the Lakeside anymore. I felt for anyone that didn’t have access to BT Sport and the BBC need to know how many disappointed viewers there are out there. Go on, get in touch with them. On the other side of the hill BT Sport have seen the potential and they have put on a good show and perhaps will encourage other broadcasters to get involved.
Wolfie came within a whisker of hitting a 9 darter too, wiring the double 12. You can watch the video here!
Scott Mitchell 7-6 Martin Adams
“This is everything your dreams are made of, I just can’t believe it.” – Scott after the final
Scotty is 2nd in the averages table for all matches with 94.24. His highest checkout so far has been 142.
Wolfie is 4th in the averages table with a 92.71.He has hit 14 180’s and his highest checkout is 121.
The bookies say it is going to be a close call and they are right. Mind you most of us thought that about the Mitchell/Smith game. I will sit on the fence on this one as I am impartial. Go on Scotty
We will sit back and relax and watch the game and have Over 17.8 180’s at 4/5 for a bit of interest. Wolfie hit 15 on his tod yesterday and Scottie 7. This should be a long game so there is plenty of time to hit 18!