Sherrock admits pandemic was a “kick in the gut”

By Phil Lanning

FALLON Sherrock admits that it was a “kick in the gut” to see her limelight ripped apart by the pandemic.

The mum-of-one was on a crest of a winning and publicity wave after her World Championship exploits at the Ally Pally in late 2019 and then drawing with Glen Durrant on her Premier League debut.

But the Covid-19 lockdown then halted all play and her much-awaited World Series participation starting in New York was cancelled.

With only one major Women’s Series in over a year, Sherrock concedes she has had some low moments.

She revealed: “It was a real kick in the gut if that makes sense because I had all these things to look forward to and my game was on point but then all of a sudden it all got taken away.

“At the end of the day, there was nothing you could do. There’s a global pandemic going on, which nobody knew was going to happen. It was disappointing, but the only thing I can do now is to regroup and start again. I might be a year behind but I will catch up and eventually I will get there again.”

Sherrock, 26, also revealed she frequently looks back over old footage of those famous Worlds wins over Ted Evetts and Mensur Suljovic and aims to follow Lisa Ashton into getting a PDC Tour card.

She added: “I do watch them back quite often because sometimes when I feel quite low. I kind of watch them back and think ‘do you know what? This is where I want to be, this is what I want to do’ to gear myself back up.

“I’ve watched a bit during lockdown because we’ve all had our down bits, so yeah, I’ve watched it a few times. It’s always great memories.

“My aim is if the women’s series happens again, then I will go on that and qualify again. I missed out by two legs last time.

“I’ll go back to Q-School next year because I feel it was a good learning curve for me.

“I want to try and perfect my game a bit better because I feel that it needs a lot of improvement to what it was a couple of years back. But I’m going to take little steps and see how it goes.”

Images by Taylor Lanning.