"I had a few tears. I was a bit emotional" - Recce Colley realises what it means to play on the Lakeside stage

Reece Colley got off to an excellent start at the WDF World Championship. The 24-year-old Englishman defeated Dave Prins 2-0 in the opening round.

Colley, who himself averaged 83.69, didn't even have to top his best level to easily floor a disappointing Prins (73.29). "I'll take it," Colley opened. "Like I've always said, as long as I get the win I'll take it all day long. Like, it's all about getting that W so yeah I'm really happy."

"I walked into the room and I had a few tears. I was a bit emotional," Colley continued. "Because of it being an iconic stage and stuff like that. But yeah, I'm happy to get to win."

For Colley, the past year has been all about the WDF World Championship. "I've just been gagging to play at the Lakeside. Honestly, I've been doing a few the Modus and the ADC events and a few local local comps and stuff like that, but I've just been gagging to get here," Colley laughs. "I've just been putting the practice in and waiting for this moment. Lucky enough, I got the first win today."

In the next round, Colley will take on fifth-seeded Dutchman Wesley Plaisier. "I'm just looking at it match by match, I don't really care who I have to play against. We'll see, I'm not putting any pressure on myself anyway."

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