Lakeside 2018 Day 3 Session 1 Report
David Cameron 0 Vs 3 Michael Unterbuchner
The preliminary-round match between David Cameron and Micheal Unterbuchner went all the way to a tie break in the deciding set. Unterbuchner found a last-dart double top to stay in the match in the sixth leg, then held and won the match at the fifth attempt with a break in the eighth leg. The German now meets No 3 seed Jamie Hughes in the first round.
Craig Caldwell 0 Vs 3 Daniel Day
Daniel Day made a Lakeside debut that must rank among the best seen at the home of darts. The baby-faced marksman from Romford took out jaw-dropping finishes of 136, 132 and 99 in his straight sets win over New Zealand’s Craig Caldwell. Day dropped just two legs during a confident debut and now meets Welsh veteran Martin Phillips, twice a semi finalist at the Lakeside, in the first round. Day has described Phillips as “a legend.”
Richie Edwards 0 Vs 3 Danny Noppert
Danny Noppert meets No 2 seed Mark McGeeney in the last 16 after a straight sets win over Richie Edwards. Edwards, a late replacement for James Hurrell, won just a single leg.
Noppert put his first three darts of the match in the treble 20 and outscored Edwards, restricting the Welshman to only one dart at a double in the opening two sets. That dart at double 18 in the second leg landed just on the wrong side of the wire – and Edwards didn’t get another dart at a double until the opening leg of the third set. He found double 12 for a break, but by then, he had a mountain to climb. Noppert raced through the opening two sets without dropping a leg, really finding his rhythm in the second set. He broke in the opening leg, took out 322 in seven darts to hold and then wrapped up the set with a 121 check out. Edwards got a break in the first leg of the third set, but couldn’t build on it and when he got chances to break again in the third leg, he missed and Noppert ran away with the match.