Wright admits he made "hard work" of Voltage
By Phil Lanning
PETER WRIGHT admitted he made “hard work” of nailing his first Unibet Premier League win of the season.
The Livingston star finally got his campaign off and running thanks to grinding out a 7-5 win over a very stubborn Rob Cross in Cardiff last night (Thurs).
Snakebite roared into a 3-0 lead but Voltage kept plugging away and forced it to a nail-biting finale with Wright needing double five to wrap it up.
He said: “I made it hard work for myself. Rob Cross is never going to give you a game anyway, he is a fantastic player.
“Obviously he’s had his issues of trying to get himself back but I’m happy to get the win obviously.
“I’m finding it hard work, I’m putting too much pressure on myself. But I think I’ve got to relax a little bit more.
“I made a good start but Rob stayed with me and that’s why he is a World Champion, he will never give up. World Champions don’t just give you games. That’s why it was so close.”
Wright kicked off with a 13-dart first leg and then broke the 2018 World Champ with double 16 to increase his advantage.
Snakebite then moved into cruise control with double 12 and another 13-darter to lead 3-0 with a 112 average.
But Cross then woke up with double eight and then a slick 127 to narrow the gap to 3-2. However in a see-saw battle, Wright produces a sublime 10-darter to lead 4-2 and up his average to 114!
The defending World Champion then took control again to increase the advantage to 5-2 and eventually wrapped up a point with double 15 to move 6-3 ahead.
Voltage just wouldn’t go away though, to his credit, and he fought back to trail by 6-5. But finally Wright gets over the line to win 7-5 in impressive style.