Aspinall defeats De Sousa in straight shootout to claim PDC Home Tour semi-final spot
Nathan Aspinall is through to the semi-finals of the PDC Home Tour after defeating Jose de Sousa in a straight shootout to claim the group as the action once again went to the final match.
Hughes himself finished off with a flourish claiming a consolation victory but De Sousa was also on the same points as him going into the final game having impressed for most of the evening.
Aspinall went 4-2 up in the early going but De Sousa clawed it back. The difference though came in the deciding leg, the Portuguese ace who is known for his different ways of finishing went two double 20's for victory with Aspinall sat on 24.
The former UK Open champion as a result pinned double six to end the hopes of 'The Special One' and move through to the semi-finals and maintain his unbeaten record.
The players who win Groups One-Four will go onto Semi-Final One on Wednesday June 3 with the winners from Groups Five-Eight set to play on Thursday June 4 before that aforementioned Championship Group.
All games will be best of 11 legs and each night’s action will commence at 1930 BST, darts commentator Dan Dawson will be on hand to talk through proceedings; which will also include live score graphics on screen.
In addition all live-scores can be followed on DartConnect; with match statistics being available after every match.
PDC Home Tour schedule
Monday, June 1,
Group 7 (last 32)
Nathan Aspinall (91.24) 6-4 (94.53) Jesús Noguera
Jamie Hughes (92.76) 1-6 (103.45) Jose De Sousa
Jesús Noguera (85.17) 4-6 (95.8) Jose De Sousa
Nathan Aspinall (86.64) 6-2 (84.81) Jamie Hughes
Jamie Hughes (91.04) 6-4 (92.4) Jesús Noguera
Jose De Sousa (90.66) 4-6 (89.69) Nathan Aspinall