'Santa' Ricky Evans receives Christmas present of Fallon Sherrock win in tough test at PDC World Darts Championship

Pre-match Ricky Evans walked on as Santa to Merry Christmas Everyone but instead of handing out a present of a win for Fallon Sherrock, he was the one receiving one on Tuesday evening at the PDC World Darts Championship.

Pushed to the limit by 'The Queen of the Palace' who couldn't replicate her run from 2020 but led 1-0 to start the tie but a spate of missed doubles let her down with 9/31 in the end while the Kettering ace was more clinical with 48% including 122, 107 and five 180's and he will now face Joe Cullen.

Evans hit double four to seal an opening break of throw only after Sherrock missed four darts. But she returned to break back in the second leg.

She hit double nine to go one away from the set. A 70 checkout was missed and Sherrock sealed the set on double 18.

A 122 checkout on the bull for Evans looked to revive his hopes. Sherrock though missed double four and Evans held to go one away from the set. Sherrock snuck in double nine last dart to make it 2-2.

Evans hit a 180 but missed two darts for the set only to return for double five. Sherrock was gifted a chance at double 15 and sealed it for a break back in the third set.

Sherrock pinned double 16 and went one away from another set. Evans sent it the distance though. Sherrock missed 112 but returned with Evans unable to get a crack at 144.

She returned to go 2-1 up in sets after Evans missed two at double 20. Sherrock though busted five hitting 20 and Evans hit double 20 to go 2-1 up in sets.

A 76 checkout saw Sherrock break to start set four. A 52 checkout saw Sherrock go one away from sending it to a decider.

128 left double 16 for Evans which he pinned to hold. He had a shot at 74 for the set but hit double eight instead of double 16.

But Sherrock had to split 39 after missing double 19 and Evans was throwing for the match. He sealed it with a 107 checkout on double 16.

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