Eleanor Cairns kicked off Finals Day at Lakeside by defeating Germany’s Wibke Riemann 2-0 to win the inaugural L-style WDF Girls World Champion.
It was a nervy start to the final from both players, Riemann taking out 95 on the bull as the first three legs going on throw. Cairns, who survived match darts from Lauren Stokoe to reach this stage of the tournament, got an important break of throw in the fourth leg to take out the first set 3-1.
Coming out after the break, Cairns started the second set brighter, scoring well before missing a handful of darts to break in the third leg. Despite initially busting it, Riemann took out 72 to take that leg before squandering a number of set darts herself as Cairns levelled it at 2-2.
More set darts went begging for Riemann in the deciding leg of the second set, Cairns producing a great dart to hit double seven and seal an emotional victory.
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