PDC World Championships: Day Three

Darts

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Day Three Fixtures/Results Preliminary Round: Brendan Dolan 2 - 0 Alan Ljubic Round One: Benito van de Pas 1 - 3 Steve West Mervyn King 2 - 3 Zoran Lerchbacher Robert Thornton 3 - 1 Brendan Dolan

Pinned

King 3 - 2 Lerchbacher King steals the set!! Very ordinary set but King breaks to nick it. Lerchbacher wants 56 for the set but misses two darts at tops. King comes back wanting the same total and he makes no mistake, cleaning it out on tops in 2 darts. King 1 - 0 Lerchbacher, first to 3 sets.

King (1) 1 - 0 (0) Lerchbacher Hold. King misses tops for a 79 checkout and then Lerchbacher misses D18 for a brilliant 150. King is back needing 40 and goes round the houses before finally landing D5 to win the leg.

King (1) 1 - 1 (1) Lerchbacher Another hold. And another missed dart at bull for a big three figure finish from the Austrian. This one isn't punished as King, who had looked well placed by leaving 161 after 9, has two awful visits and Lerchbacher cleans up 25 on D8

King (1) 2 - 1 (0) Lerchabacher Oh another great dart at double from King. He leaves 32 and looks to have blocked the D16 bed but he somehow finds the target with his final dart to hold.

King (1) 2 - 2 (0) Lerchbacher Chance for King to win the set but he misses two at D8 for a 64 finish. Lerchbacher returns needing 60 which he gets in 2 darts. Hold. Goes to the deciding leg again.

King (1) 3 - 2 (0) Lerchbacher And there's the second set for King. Every leg going with throw but King finds form when he needs it in the decisive leg and lands his trusty D8 to take a 2-0 lead in this one. King 2 - 0 Lerchbacher. Long way back for the Austrian now.

On we go in to the 3rd set, back on Lerchbacher's throw.

King (2) 0 - 1 (0) Lerchbacher Hold for Lerchbacher who finishes 76 on tops in a pretty dreadful leg. And now we're having a pause as a bulb has blown around the board and an SOS has gone out for a spark to solve the problem

Playing in the dark would explain a lot about this game. King and ref Russ Bray having a chat. The players are off the stage. Get on with it! There's plenty light ya shower of fuds.

Players back on stage. There's been no change to the light situation I don't think. What a farce. As if this game wasn't slow enough. Hurry up.