Royal is back to his best

Chris Royal.
Chris Royal.
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Defending champion Chris Royal put his first defeat of the Friday Night Individual Darts League season behind him in style.

After losing to mum Debra in the Boston Standard Premier Division the previous week, he eased past Harry Lee 4-0 before defeating Stan Smith by the same scoreline.

Dave Hasnip came from behind to beat Debra Royal 4-1, while a close contest saw Sean Rickell check well to beat Paul Grainger 4-1.

Sam Dawson beat Ady Parker 4-2, despite Ady hitting a 180.

Daz Turk had two matches, beating Stan Smith 4-1 and Ady Parker 4-2.

Pizza Perfection Championship: Dan Flynn 4 Rob Cade 0, Mick Flynn 4 Ali Baker 1, Dave Holland 4 Simon Trigg 0, Paul Taylor 4 Dan Flynn 2, Simon Trigg 1 Ali Baker 4, Kev Lenton 4 Paul Hickinbottom 0.

T&B Containers Division Two: Ben Baggley 3 Matt Grant 1, Mark Baily 3 Redvers Dickinson 0, Ben Baggley 3 Simon Bush 0, Darren Blythe 2 Craig Wightman 2.

Heineken UK/John Smith’s Division Three: Suzy Watson 2 Shaun Denmead 3, Angie Upsall 1 Adam Gurton 3, Luke Everitt 3 Alison Royal 0, Phil Hunt 3 Jimmy Birtwhistle 2, Carl Baily 0 Bob Birtwhistle 3.

C&C TV Division Four: Phil Burman 2 Sophie Marston 1, Jessica Lymer 1 Dennis Turner 2, Lizzy Chapman 1 Jodie Sygrove 2, Jodie Sygrove 2 Emma Grant 1.