King reels off nine consecutive legs to down Joyce and reach PDC World Darts Championship third round
King had the crowd behind him as he reeled off nine straight legs to book his place in the last 32 in a remarkable win by 'The King' who was staring down the barrel at defeat.
Joyce completed the opening set with a 65 checkout as his average sat on 101 with 75% on the doubles with a ‘Relentless’ start from the Newcastle ace. A 180 to pressure from King was rendered null and void from Joyce who pinned 84 to hold.
An 86 checkout saw Joyce up his average to 105 with 5/7 on the doubles as he went one away from a 2-0 sets lead. He missed 161 on the bull but King could not take out 121 and Joyce returned for double eight and the set.
A 120 checkout saw King hold throw as he aimed to find a way back into the tie. Joyce missed 72 on his throw and King continued a run of three consecutive legs to take the third set and halve the deficit.
The crowd got really behind King and he made it six legs in a row to make it 2-2. He broke throw in the requisite set with a 52 checkout to go one away where he was throwing for the match. A 110 checkout saw him claim victory in an unlikely comeback.