Sudbury Town darts team visited Woodbridge Woodpeckers A in the Suffolk Super League, and for the second time this season dropped vital points against their lowly hosts.
Belying their league position, Woodpeckers played really well to once again manage a 4-4 draw against a below par Sudbury.
Ross Theobald (17.78 average) went down 3-1 to Ed Marsh in the opening game, and Woodbridge went 2-0 up when Toby Edwards (18.56 ave) lost 3-1 to a tough opponent in Suffolk A player Stephen Burton, despite hitting a 180 with his first pitch.
Sudbury were reeling at 3-0 down once Steve Balls (18.54 ave) lost a last leg decider to Jamie Collins – but Ian Randles got Town on the board with a superb performance to beat Shane Sanders 3-0 with a 27.33 average (including a 177) to take a share of the man-of-the-match award.
Ian Taylor (19.78 ave) marked his return to the side with a 3-0 win over Nick Marsh, and the scores were level once Brett Claydon (27.33 ave) beat Peter Squirrell 3-0 to equal Randles’ performance.
But Woodbridge weren’t finished, and took a 4-3 lead as Martin Totman (21.06 ave) went down 3-2 to Justin Wythe in a tense encounter – but Jason Stalker (23.45 ave) got Sudbury a share of the spoils in the final game with a 3-1 victory over Duane Nessling.
Sudbury’s next game is on Tuesday when the team face a long trip to Lowestoft to play Lake Lothing.