Magic Mark helps Oldham march on
Date published: 11 December 2012
MARK McGeeney produced a scintillating show of darts as Oldham stretched their lead to 14 points at the half-way stage of the Lancashire GMC Target Elite Super Eights League.
The town team swept aside Wigan 7-3 at the Crompton Conservative Club.
England international McGeeney overcame Paul Lindley 4-3 in a classic confrontation on the oche.
After losing the first leg to a 138 check-out, McGeeney recovered to build up 3-1 advantage.
But Lindley refused to buckle and the Wigan star levelled things up at three legs apiece.
McGeeney, who averaged an amazing 99.24 for every three darts thrown, displayed nerves of steel to finish on 141 and claim victory. Lindley’s average was an impressive 95.54.
That result put Oldham 3-0 ahead in the top versus second clash, after earlier wins from Dave Adshead and skipper Stuart Holden.
Wigan hit back to take game four, but lost game five. The visitors still had plenty of fight in them and victories in games six and seven reduced the gap to one.
But that was close as it got: John Downs, Ian Walters and Lee Williams sealed the win.
Oldham’s next match is at home to St Helens on Sunday, January 13 (12.30pm).
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