Machin – “It’s fantastic to get that buzz”

South Australian Peter Machin told DA Media it was great to bounce-back with a victory over Aaron Morrison (5-3) on Thursday night.

After falling short to Jeremy Fagg in round 1, Machin returned to the winners list in round 2, to notch his first victory of his Iso Challenge 2 campaign.

Asked about his opening round defeat, Machin gave full credit to Fagg, despite some internet technical difficulties.

“The first night was all doubles, plus I had a few issues with the webcam which threw me a little bit. But I can’t discredit what Jeremy did – he scored well, he pegged well and deserved to win,” he said.

“But to comeback last night against Aaron and get a win on the board was really good.”

In round 3 the 46-year-old will meet in-form Victorian Justin Thompson. The pair met in the final of the inaugural Iso Challenge where Thompson was victorious in a 5-4 nail-biter.

“I always enjoy playing Justin he’s a quality player and you know what you’re going to get against him. I think it’s going to be a good game and it’s going to be important to whoever takes their chances at the start,” he said.

Machin said he’s enjoying the concept of competing from his own home and gets a real buzz in playing against the country’s best.

“It’s fantastic you get the buzz of a proper match, but you’re at home.”

“To be in the comfort of your own home, on your own board and still getting that buzz in the belly is great.”

“And as long as we’re putting on a good show for the people watching the event and the players – it’s just really good for the sport.”

Round 4 gets underway Friday night from 5:30pm (AEST) with matches broadcast live on Darts Australia’s Facebook and My Sport Live’s livestream channel.