Clayton claims maiden Premier League Darts win with superb display against reigning champion Durrant | Dartsnews.com

Clayton claims maiden Premier League Darts win with superb display against reigning champion Durrant

Jonny Clayton has claimed his first win as a Premier League player by seeing off reigning champion, Glen Durrant 7-3 to continue Night Two in Milton Keynes.

Clayton was 5-0 and 6-1 up at one point but despite Durrant forming some late resistance of sorts, it was 'The Ferret' who came through in a superb display with a 98 average and four 180's.

Clayton doubled his lead early on with an 84 checkout which saw ominous signs for Durrant and this was further with another break in the form of a 96 checkout to go 4-0 up.

'Duzza' was yet to have a dart at double and Clayton found another hold of throw to head 5-0 up but the reigning champion averted the whitewash with double eight to trail 5-1.

He may have got off the mark but Clayton made sure of a point hitting double six for a 14-darter making it 6-1.

Clayton's time on the oche was prolonged though as Durrant attempted to mount a late charge with a 76 checkout on double eight.

Durrant's average went up to 91 and he was first to a finish on Clayton's throw but missed two darts to break off an 80 checkout.

A match dart came and went for Clayton and double five was pinned by Durrant to make it 6-3. Could he come from the brink for a draw?

A 180 followed by double nine for Clayton claimed him the win but only after more match darts went begging and Durrant missed a dart at the bull for a 127.

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