An Abbots Langley darts team are celebrating after beating their rivals to claim cup success.
The Abbots Langley Club beat Bushey Cons 9-7 in a thrilling final and were named the winners of the Watford and District League Cup.
The match was always likely to be tightly contested as the sides finished in the top two in the league.
On April 3, the day of the final, Bushey raced into a 3-0 lead before a spirited Abbots team fought back and levelled the scores at 4-4 going into the interval.
With the momentum in Abbots’ favour, they won the next three before Bushey repeated the feat to leave the scores level again at 7-7.
However, it was to be Abbots’ day as big game veteran Mark Woodhams, along with the enthusiastic Alfie Ottaway, kept their cool to win the final two legs.
The success is made sweeter as Bushey have dominated in recent years, with Abbots’ last league and cup titles coming before the pandemic.
Team captain George Fowler told ABBOTSnews: “It feels great to have got our hands on the cup after a long season and especially beating the almost unbeatable current league champions.
“We now want to keep winning and developing new and younger players like Ryan Walsh and become, if we’re not already, the place to play darts.
“If anyone is thinking in joining we have an A and a B team in different leagues and a decent practice and social throughout the whole week.”
Anyone interested in joining the club is encouraged to contact George Abbots Darts Fowler on Facebook.