Premier League Darts - Manchester



Wright has a maximum in leg 7 but misses 3 darts at tops. Smith cooly takes out 126 with a bull to finish to guarantee at least a draw. WRIGHT 1 SMITH 6

Wright blows any chances of saving the match with a mid leg 45. 69 taken out easily and Smith with the win and a real chance of making finals night. WRIGHT 1 SMITH 7

Bully Boy averaged 104 in that win and will be back to play MVG in the last game. He is now 2nd in the table but 5 points clear of the 5th place man, so looks like he will be in the play-offs for sure.

MVG against Gurney is the next match. 2 defeats for Van Gerwen in Rotterdam last week. Gurney needs a win to have any chance of making it to the O2.

Gurney on his way out to Sweet Caroline as usual. Is there a sporting event that the Hearns promote that doesn't have this played at some point? Keeping Neil Diamond (Rhythym) In Blue Jeans

Seven Nation Army is of course the song of choice for Van Gerwen and as usual it is bellowed out by the huge crowd inside the Manchester Arena. Still not as good as my rendition at the Ally Pally a couple of years ago.

Oh goodie, Mardle on comms for this one alongside solid Stuart Pyke. Bounce out for Gurney on his second visit leaves him scoring 21. MVG pounces with a maximum and powers in a 130 finish for a 12 dart leg. GURNEY 0 MVG 1

Van Gerwen looks in the mood tonight and holds his throw with a confident take out of 74 in two darts. GURNEY 0 MVG 2

Maximum from Mike to open the 3rd leg. Gurney looks like he knows this is a lost cause and is a little of the pace. However a lack visit from MVG gives him a shot at 107 and he takes it out. GURNEY 1 MVG 2

That has certainly kickstarted the Chinny one and he hits his first maximum of the night. Van Gerwen though takes out 121 for another clinical finish. GURNEY 1 MVG 3