Betway Premier League Darts
SSE Hydro, Glasgow Peter Wright 7-1 Adrian Lewis
Robert Thornton 6-6 Wes Newton
Simon Whitlock 3-7 Phil Taylor
Michael van Gerwen 5-7 Raymond van Barneveld
Dave Chisnall 5-7 Gary Anderson
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|Michael van Gerwen|
|Raymond van Barneveld|
Betway Premier League Darts – Wright crushes Lewis to top table as Barney wins Dutch battle
Peter Wright scored a famous 7-1 win over Adrian Lewis to top the Betway Premier League Darts table after a fantastic night of action at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, as Raymond van Barneveld took the points in the all-Dutch battle and Phil Taylor claimed his first win this season.
Wright thrilled the 11,000 fans in the brand new arena with six consecutive legs to take his third win from four games, with two-time World Champion Lewis having no answer to the Scot, who prompted an unbeaten night for the three home players.
Snakebite remains unbeaten in his debut season and says he is full of confidence as he prepares to face Robert Thornton at the Westpoint Arena in Exeter next Thursday.
Gary Anderson won the final game of the evening 7-5 against Dave Chisnall, with a 170 checkout for the Flying Scotsman to level matters at three-apiece nearly taking the roof off. Anderson’s break of throw in the seventh leg proved to be the difference as he earned his second win of the Premier League, while Robert Thornton dug in for a draw in the second match of the night against Wes Newton.
Raymond van Barneveld broke the throw of table-topping World king Michael van Gerwen in the opening leg of their all-Dutch clash and held the defending Premier League champion at bay with a 107.31 average.
Phil Taylor registered his first points of the season with a commanding 7-3 win over Simon Whitlock, who remains rooted to the bottom of the pile still searching for his first point in the league. Taylor was only behind once as he showed signs he was close to a return to his brilliant best and The Power said his timing was just right with the UK Open defence on the horizon.
Peter Wright v Adrian Lewis
1-0 Peter lifts the roof with a 180 with the first darts of the night, a pair of 140s from Adrian has Peter under pressure, but with 119 left, Peter takes it out on the bull.
1-1 It’s a first 180 of the game for Lewis, and he takes out 91 for an 11-dart leg.
2-1 Peter fires the third maximum in the match, but a slack visit leave Lewis with the first chance to win the leg. He misses a dart at tops and Peter takes out double 16 at the second attempt to hold.
3-1 And Peter draws first blood with the first break, Lewis unable to make a dent in 160 and Wright checking out 70
4-1 A 140 from Peter leaves 95 – and he’s 4 from 5 in doubles with his first attempt at double 12
5-1 Incredible finishing from Wright continues, he takes out 104 in some style to open a four-leg gap.
6-1 Lewis just cannot get going and when he has a chance to break with 84 left, he begins with big-one. Wright has 74 for a point and nails it with his second dart at double 16.
7-1 Wright has six darts at 140 with Lewis way behind, he leaves tops and after whipping up the crowd…he misses it. Lewis cannot finish on 171 but leaves 21 Wright misses three at double ten but then Lewis misses two at the same double – Peter cleans up for a fine win.
|Peter Wright||7-1||Adrian Lewis|
|3||Break of Throw||0|
|7/15 46.7%||Finishing||1/5 20%|
Robert Thornton v Wes Newton
1-0 Robert begins where Peter left off for the Scots, 65 check out to move one-up
1-1 Solid hold for Newton in response with a 42 checkout
2-1 And Wes has the first chance to break but misses first the bull for a 127 checkout and then both double eight and four, and Thornton clings on to his throw
2-2 Six darts at 170 for Wes, only 45 with his first visit. Robert left on 144 and leaves 56, Wes on 76 – takes it out with double top.
2-3 Neither man can get into a rhythm out there, a 100 for Thornton leaves 120 and he leaves tops with Newton on 230 – Wes leaves 130 and Robert misses low on three doubles. Wes cannot punish him though, but Robert misses two at double two and Wes gets a crucial break with a 74 checkout on the bull.
2-4 Newton fires the first 180 of the game to cement his break of leg with two ton-plus visits leaving him with 81, and he returns to take the leg on double 8
3-4 Two 140s at the start of the leg from Thornton are a sign of improvement and a 94 checkout keeps him in the mix
4-4 Another pair of 140s for Robert leaves him with 177 and he leaves tops from that – he takes it first time to break back.
4-5 There is pressure on Thornton’s 105 checkout with Wes on 71, he makes a hash of it, but Newton hits five going for double top. Robert misses the bull for the leg and Wes pinches it on double 16
5-5 Newton’s break silenced the crowd, he starts with a 140 but Thornton finds his first 180. Newton leaves 161 and Thornton 140 – Wes leaves 78 from that and Robert leaves tops, Wes misses his double and Robert nails his to level again.
6-5 A 180 at a crucial time for Newton, Thornton responds with a 140. Wes has 116 to take out and leaves 74, Robert nearly raises the roof with a bull-25-bull checkout. Wes misses one dart at top and Thornton hits double two for at least a point.
6-6 Wes puts the disappointment behind him with a 180 to kick-off with and takes a point with an 11-dart leg.
|Robert Thornton||6-6||Wes Newton|
|2||Break of Throw||2|
|6/16 37.5%||Finishing||6/14 42.9%|
Simon Whitlock v Phil Taylor
1-0 It’s a slow start for Taylor and Whitlock hits a 180 and holds his throw in a scrappy opener for both men.
1-1 Taylor fires a 180 after a 140 start and takes out 45 for an 11 dart leg
1-2 A 180 to start the leg on the Whitlock throw from Taylor, and he takes out tops to break the throw.
1-3 Taylor now clicking and bangs in a second 180 of the game. A bounce-out sums up Whitlock’s luck, and it’s an 86 checkout for 3-1.
2-3 Both men get down to 265 – and it’s Whitlock who takes out 32 with his second dart with Taylor on 70.
2-4 Whitlock cannot make an impression on the Taylor throw and there’s no pressure on his 54 checkout, which he takes with his first dart at tops.
2-5 Another 180 from Taylor piles on the pressure for Whitlock, he finds a crucial treble to leave 110, with Taylor setting up double 16. Simon leaves the same double but doesn’t get a shot as Taylor breaks again.
3-5 Whitlock breaks right back with an 81 checkout on the bull.
3-6 The Australian needs the 170 checkout with Taylor on 100 – Whitlock misses the bull, Taylor only leaves 60 but Whitlock fluffs his lines and busts with double 11 and Taylor gets his first point.
3-7 A 180 start keeps Whitlock interested, but Taylor holds him off, taking out 82 for his first Betway Premier League win of 2014.
|Simon Whitlock||3-7||Phil Taylor|
|1||Break of Throw||3|
|3/8 37.5%||Finishing||7/9 77.8%|
Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld
0-1 Van Gerwen misses three darts at tops for the opening leg and Van Barneveld breaks with his first dart at a double in the match
0-2 Van Barneveld leaves 32 from 12 darts – and takes it with his first again.
1-2 Van Gerwen misses a dart at double 18, Barney looks to punish on 146 but cannot – MVG cannot take it out though, but Barney misses the bull for 3-0 and Van Gerwen holds.
1-3 MVG fires his first 180 and he looks to have six from 187. Barney has a crack at 170 – and misses on the bull. Van Gerwen then misses two at double 16 and Barney takes out 25.
2-3 Six perfect darts from Van Gerwen – he leaves double 16, misses with three darts but hits it with the fourth.
2-4 Barney continues to hold Van Gerwen at arms’ length, a 13-dart leg taken out on 32.
3-4 A 180 from Barney at a great time piles the pressure on MVG – he leaves tops, Barney misses the bull for the leg and MVG holds.
3-5 MVG fires in a 180, and Barney fires one right back. MVG stutters and cannot pressure Barney, who coolly takes out tops for 5-3
4-5 Van Barneveld really pressurising MVG, his ninth 140 followed by a 130 leaves 131 – Barney leaves 32 and MVG responds with an 84 check out.
4-6 Barney hits his fourth 180 followed by a tenth 140. MVG is nowhere in sight and Barney secures a point with a 58 checkout.
5-6 MVG’s 140 start provokes a fifth 180 from Barney. MVG arrows in on a share of the spoils leaving 96, but Barney could pounce on 100. MVG misses two darts for the leg, but Barney misses double ten for the win, and Van Gerwen stays in the hunt on double two.
5-7 A brilliant 171 from MVG leaves 94 for him. Barney sets up 70 and a bounceout is cruel for MVG, and Barney claims the points.
|Michael van Gerwen||5-7||Raymond van Barneveld|
|0||Break of Throw||1|
|5/21 23.81||Finishing||7/12 58.3%|
Dave Chisnall v Gary Anderson
1-0 Gary pops in the opening 180 of the match but a pair of 140s sees Chisnall open comfortably with a double 11.
1-1 Anderson is under pressure to take out double 16 to hold – but he handles that pressure with only one dart needed
2-1 Chisnall handles the boos of the Scottish crowd with a big dart to take double 18 at the third attempt
2-2 Both men leave 161 – Anderson leaves 24 from his, Chisnall misses the bull to take it out and Anderson hits double 12 at the third attempt.
3-2 Chisnall opens the door for Anderson, who misses the bull for a 127 checkout – Chisnall silences the crowd again with a double 16
3-3 A second 180 for Chisnall, but the roof comes off the Hydro with a 170 checkout.
3-4 Anderson leaves 170 again – the crowd draws breath, but it’s just 80 from the Scot. Chisnall only hits 100 wanting 156 and Anderson breaks.
3-5 Just seven from his first visit for Chizzy, and Anderson finds his second 180. He leaves tops from 176 and takes it with one dart.
4-5 A pair of 140s helps Chisnall stop the Flying Scotsman, Dave leaving 24 from 161 – and taking it out with his third dart.
4-6 It’s 180 number three for Anderson, the 26th of the night, he’s leaves 8 from 139 and secures a point.
5-6 The 27th 180 of the night is Chisnalls, and a 41 checkout takes the game to a final leg.
5-7 A great 140 on his second visit keeps Anderson in control of the leg, it’s followed by another to leave 140 for the match with Chisnall lurking on 132. Gary hits a ton, and Chisnall leaves tops as well – but Anderson nails it and takes the win.
|Dave Chisnall||5-7||Gary Anderson|
|0||Break of Throw||1|
|5/11 45.4%||Finishing||7/10 70%|