It’s not coming home. Four-time World Cup of Darts winner England is out of the tournament after losing to Ireland, who are through to the quarter-finals for the very first time.
Steve Lennon made a perfect start for Ireland as he defeated Michael Smith 4-3. ‘The Shamrock’ had a bit of luck in the decider, as Smith had two bounce outs when he had 82 left. As a result ‘Bullyboy’ only got one match-dart, which he missed on tops. Lennon took out 15 in two darts and secured the first point.
William O’Connor claimed the win as he averaged a stunning 115.1 against world number two Rob Cross. He kicked off with 12- and 14-dart legs, before Cross reduced the deficit with a 81 finish. ‘The Magpie’ moved 3-1 up as he pinned double 16, before he threw another 12-dart leg to seal a sensational win.
Saturday evening schedule
Australia 0-2 Canada
Simon Whitlock (86.86) 3-4 (88.61) Dawson Murschell
Kyle Anderson (81.69) 3-4 (84.93) Jim Long
Austria 2-0 USA
Zoran Lerchbacher (88.34) 4-1 (87.00) Darin Young
Mensur Suljovic (113.43) 4-0 (84.81) Chuck Puleo
England 0-2 Ireland
Michael Smith (90.78) 3-4 (88.39) Steve Lennon
Rob Cross (106.62) 1-4 (115.10) William O’Connor
Netherlands v Poland
Tags: Steve Lennon, William O'Connor, World Cup of Darts 2019
ENGLAND ARE OUT!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 8, 2019