The games are coming thick and fast at the Players Championship Finals in Minehead with Adrian Lewis, Keegan Brown, Nathan Aspinall and Gabriel Clemens the next players through.
Lewis was impressive in seeing off a potential banana skin in ‘The Hunter’ Adam Hunt. It was two maximums with a 95 average for ‘Jackpot’ with a high checkout of 126 in a great performance from the two time World Champion.
Before that on the main stage, Keegan Brown edged past Benito van de Pas in a win he clinched with a classy 144 checkout. ‘The Needle’ along the way hit four maximums and a 89 average. Van de Pas showed flashes of returning to his former self but only averaged 79 in defeat.
In terms of stage two, there were class victories for Nathan Aspinall and Gabriel Clemens. Despite winning a first PDC title this season, Aspinall’s win over Schindler was a shock. ‘The Asp’ smashed ‘The Wall’ 6-1 hitting a 96 average on his way to a brilliant victory. Clemens also looked class sealing a 6-3 victory against Andrew Gilding. He did so with a 121 checkout and sixty percent on the doubles along the way. ‘Gaga’ should have claimed a first PDC title earlier this year and hasn’t had the same form since. He looked good here though and moves through to the second round in Minehead with ease.
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Afternoon Session (1245 GMT) Main Stage
Jeffrey de Zwaan (94.72) 6 (11) 4 (84.72) Jelle Klaasen
Max Hopp (98.44) 6-4 (94.21) Steve West
Keegan Brown (89.25) 6 (11) 3 (79.69) Benito van de Pas
Adrian Lewis (95.47) 6-2 (83.85) Adam Hunt
Simon Whitlock v Kyle Anderson
Daryl Gurney v Robert Thornton
James Wade v Ross Smith
Dave Chisnall v Jamie Lewis
Brendan Dolan (92.12) 6-4 (93.42 Michael Barnard
Josh Payne (89.67) 2-6 (93.23) Ryan Searle
Nathan Aspinall (96.93) 6-1 (85.31) Martin Schindler
Gabriel Clemens (91.62) 6-3 (81.02) Andrew Gilding
Ryan Joyce v Steve Lennon
Mervyn King v Simon Stevenson
Stephen Bunting v Richard North
Mickey Mansell v Madars Razma
Tags: Adrian Lewis, Gabriel Clemens, Keegan Brown, Nathan Aspinall
LEWIS WINS | He defeats Adam Hunt 6-2 to progress to the second round ? pic.twitter.com/NGLVQ0ZWZc
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Author: Samuel Gill