Clinical Cullen thrashes Heta in quality display to seal Last 16 spot at PDC World Darts Championship

Joe Cullen has eased into the Last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship and will face either Michael Smith or Martin Schindler after an emphatic whitewash win over Damon Heta.

Cullen produced five 180's with a 98 average and pounced on every missed opportunity from Heta who he has form in playing and beating this year including at the World Matchplay and he now moves on.

Heta eventually held after they both hit 180’s to begin the tie. He hit a second but it was only to pressure as Cullen hit double 18.

‘The Heat’ hit a third 180 and double 16 and held to go away from the opening set. Heta missed 103 for the set and Cullen made it 2-2.

Cullen hit a superb 177 to leave double six for the set which he pinned. Heta missed two darts to hold to begin the second set and Cullen hit 45 to go one away from a 2-0 sets lead.

He missed a set dart and Heta hit a 56 checkout to break back. He missed double seven though for 2-2 and Cullen hit double three for 2-0.

Missing darts to hold, Cullen broke his throw again. Cullen miss 110 on double 18 for 2-0 and Heta punished to break back. But again Cullen broke after Heta fluffed his lines on 100.

Cullen missed 77 for the set and Heta returned for 82 using bull-double 16 to make it 2-2. A 108 checkout saw Cullen make it 3-0.

Cullen hit double one to hold and lead the fourth set. A 97 checkout saw Cullen go one away and he was throwing for it. A 47 checkout saw him seal it.

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