John Henderson continued his brilliant run in the World Grand Prix and after previously taking out Michael van Gerwen and Alan Norris, The ‘Highlander’ took out dutch legend Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 after going a set behind to get to his first ever PDC semi-final.

Barney started off by breaking the throw with a 98 checkout to start proceedings. Hendo came back though by hitting a 60 checkout to level the match in the early going.

Henderson missed multiple opportunities to make it 2-1 and Barney once again broke hitting D20. Barney cruised to the first set with Henderson taking 9 darts to get into proceedings.

The Highlander took a break in the opening leg of the second set hitting his favourite tops. He continued winning the second leg hitting D4 after originally some poor counting.

Barney got into the set hitting D16 with Hendo once again way back. Hendo secured the set winning 3-1 hitting D6 with Barney way back in that leg.

He kicked off the 1st leg of the first set by leading for the first time hitting D5. Hendo could of gone 2-0 up but instead Barney held his throw. Then RVB broke then Hendo throw on D16 with the Scotsman also on a finish.

Henderson finished 76 to break the throw and go a hold away from winning another set. He did holding his nerve hitting bull on an 88 checkout to take a 2-1 lead.

He came back and broke the Barney throw in the first leg hitting D10 to go ever closer to another shock. He hit another to hold his throw and go one away. He couldn’t get over the line and Barney escaped to send it to a decider. He finally did taking out 60 to win 3-1 against Raymond van Barneveld.

 

 

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Author: Samuel Gill