The first two ties of the afternoon session at the Gibraltar Darts Trophy are complete with Nathan Aspinall and Peter Wright both through.

Aspinall dumped out Michael van Gerwen in a 6-3 win. ‘The Asp’ was 5-0 up and seemingly on his way to a whitewash but survived a late comeback from ‘Mighty Mike’ who broke throw with a ten darter, followed by a 130 checkout.

The Stockport ace missed bull for the match and Van Gerwen hit the same target to go 5-3 behind but he held his nerve with pressure added by MVG to claim the victory with a 100 checkout.

Wright similarly against Mensur Suljovic flew into the lead going 3-0 up and he extended that to 4-0 taking out a 108 checkout in the process.

Suljovic started to come back with a back-to-back 180’s and went 4-1 behind but Wright hit another 108 to go within one at 5-2 and despite ‘The Gentle’ staying in it, it wasn’t for long with ‘Snakebite’ finishing the job.

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Sunday September 29 Gibraltar Darts Trophy Schedule
Afternoon Session (1300 local time, 1200 BST)

Third Round
Michael van Gerwen (91.21) 3-6 (91) Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright (97.69) 6-3 (96.02) Mensur Suljovic
13:00 James Wade v Kim Huybrechts
13:30 Dave Chisnall v Jermaine Wattimena
14:00 Ian White v Michael Smith
14:30 Krzysztof Ratajski v Joe Cullen
15:00 Daryl Gurney v Glen Durrant
15:30 Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross

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Author: Samuel Gill