Ladbrokes World Darts Championship: van der Voort Victorious Against Nine-Dart Winstanley


VINCENT VAN DER VOORT 4 – 2 Dean Winstanley

Vincent van der Voort moved into the last 16 of the Ladbrokes World Championship after winning an exciting match against Dean Winstanley, who produced a spectacular nine darter at the Ally Pally.

‘The Dutch Destroyer’ kept his composure after Winstanley rallied from two sets down, as van der Voort took the next two sets to seal victory in a brilliant battle on Sunday afternoon.

“I’m very happy to be through,” said van der Voort, who will face James Wade in round three.

“The nine-darter gave Dean the boost. He was hitting everything, which made it difficult for me.

“I played well in patches though and I’ve got some confidence back

“If I play well I can give anyone a game so the next round could be interesting.”

van der Voort took the first set in typically rapid style, clinching it 3-0 with a clinical 105 finish in the final leg.

The Dutchman then stretched his lead to two sets as he made it six legs on the spin, hitting his first 180 in the process.

The pair then both averaged well over 100 in a magical third set, which Winstanley took 3-2 after producing his sensational nine-dart finish.

The Yorkshireman continued his charge has he then took all three legs in the fourth set to level the match.

van Der Voort began the fifth set with his fifth 180 before bedding double top to break, but Winstanley replied in kind to level up.

‘Over The Top’ edged in front to take control of the set but van der Voort’s sixth 180, followed by a neat 82 checkout kept him in it.

And he went on to win the set with a break of throw, as he moved into a 3-2 lead.

Both players held throw in what proved to be the final set before Winstanley grabbed what looked like a crucial break.

But van der Voort produced a brilliant 103 checkout to break back immediately, before sealing the win on double 16.

The Dutchman will return to action on Thursday 27 December.

By Chris Murphy

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