Gerwyn Price (9/2 – tournament outright) and Gary Anderson (22/1) overcame tough battles to book their places in the fourth round of the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Monday.

Third seed Price needed a sudden death leg to overcome Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan 4-3, as he was pushed all the way after missing a match dart in the sixth set.

The Welshman produced some stunning darts on his way to victory, including nine 180s and a 170 checkout, but he was full of praise for Dolan after the match, admitting that anybody still left in the tournament has a realistic shot at overall glory.

“Brendan was playing really well on throw and he punished me when I missed opportunities but thankfully that last double went in,” Price told the PDC website.

“Anybody left in this tournament can win it so you can’t just turn up and expect to win. Brendan is a fantastic player and it was a fantastic battle.”

It was a similar story for two-time former champion Anderson, who came from behind to beat Mensur Suljovic 4-3 and book his place in the last 16 at Ally Pally for the 11th-successive year.

It was certainly an edgy encounter between the two players and Anderson was left frustrated by his opponents speed at the oche.

“I nicked at the end, I don’t know how,” Anderson revealed.

“I’m sure there are 90 per cent of folk watching at home, they probably turned over and watched Corrie or something – I would have done. I just want to throw darts and if you get spanked, the boy’s been better than you and beaten you.”

Monday’s other winners included Mervyn King, who beat Jose de Sousa in straight sets, as well as Dirk van Duijvenbode, Vincent van der Voort and Glen Durrant.

Tuesday will see the final third-round matches be decided, with James Wade (20/1 – tournament outright), Daryl Gurney and Dave Chisnall all in action.

Meanwhile, the last-16 will also get under way, as top seed Michael van Gerwen (11/10 – tournament outright) faces off against Joe Cullen and Peter Wright’s conqueror, Gabriel Clemens, takes on Krzysztof Ratajski (Match Betting – Ratajski 4/7, Clemens 11/8).

Whenever you bet on Darts, Betfred.


The post PDC World Darts Championship Diary – Tuesday December 29 appeared first on Betfred Blog .

Source: Darts – Betfred