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West Ham ace Declan Rice reacts on Twitter to Paul Gallagher's darts exploits

The football season has been on the shelf for two months now, with the global pandemic suspending the season.

Preston haven’t played since the 3-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers on March 7th, and it’s unclear when football will actually make it’s return given the severity of the pandemic.

That means clubs and players are finding other ways to keep fans engaged, with North End recently uploading old games and watching them back with former players.

Today though, Preston ace Paul Gallagher has taken a slightly different route. The North End ace took part in a PDC charity darts challenge alongside West Ham United’s Declan Rice, Leicester City’s James Maddison and West Bromwich Albion striker Charlie Austin.

Declan Rice (C) of West Ham United in action with Charlie Austin of Southampton. (Photo by Arfa Grififths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Gallagher not only produced a stunning nine-dart finish against Austin, but won the entire competition with three wins from three to sit at the top of the table.

Gallagher took to Twitter to celebrate his win and remark on a ‘great afternoon’ of darts, with Rice praising his ‘unbelievable’ play on his way to the win, whilst Austin felt that he was a deserved winner.

You can donate to the cause here, with money going to NHS staff and volunteers caring for patients hit by the pandemic.

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