Relentless Wright survives Chisnall comeback to set up Clayton clash at the Masters

Peter Wright will face Jonny Clayton in the quarter-final of the PDC Masters after a 10-7 victory over Dave Chisnall in Milton Keynes.

It was the recently crowned Nordic Darts Masters champion Peter Wright who came out of the blocks quickest, romping to a comfortable opening leg before breaking in 13 darts to go 2 up. Although Chisnall was clearly struggling to find his best darts, Wright was at his most relentless, racing into a 4-0 lead before Chizzy finally got on the board to go in trailing 4-1 at the first break.

Chisnall missed an opportunity to pull back another, allowing Wright to regain a four-leg advantage in the first leg of the second session. After Wright saw two darts for a 7-1 lead agonisingly land on the wire of double top, Chisnall took out double 10 last dart in hand to get back to 6-2. With the players sharing the final two legs of the session Wright would enter the break just three legs away from victory, 7-3 ahead.

A brilliant 70 checkout broke the Chisnall throw to move one away at 9-3. Chizzy wired the bullseye for a 170 finish before returning to mop up the 25. It was then Wright's turn to go close on the bull this time for the match. After Wright's near miss, Chizzy would return and get another leg on the board to get back to 9-5. The momentum would continue to be on the side of Chisnall in the next leg as he took out 64 for a third straight leg.

A 57 checkout saw Chisnall pick up a fourth straight leg and suddenly from 9-3 down it was 9-7. With Wright set on 40 for the match, Chizzy came so close to taking out a spectacular 150. But after he missed, Snakebite would return, take out tops and secure the win.

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