Smith and Cullen produce comebacks to claim Last 16 spots

Michael Smith and Joe Cullen are into tonight's Last 16 at the expense of Gary Anderson and Rob Cross at the Players Championship Finals.

Both had to produce comebacks to win through with Smith defeating Anderson in a reverse of the latter's victory over Keegan Brown yesterday.

It was 'Bully Boy' though who came from 4-1 down to win averaging 103 and hitting seven 180's and 55% on the doubles.

While Cullen came from 3-0 down and survived a match dart in the deciding leg to defeat Cross in a 6-5 victory with 'Voltage' ending what looked like a good return spell ahead of the World Championship.

Over on Stage Two, Callan Rydz is into the Last 16 of a TV tournament for the first time after a 6-4 win over Ryan Searle, Mervyn King breezed past Danny Noppert 6-1 while Damon Heta survived two match darts in the deciding leg to defeat Ryan Murray and continue his good form.

Players Championship Finals 2020 schedule

Saturday, November 28
Second round
Afternoon session 
Main stage

Ian White (104.75) 6-3 (98.53) Gabriel Clemens

Nathan Aspinall (101.66) 3-6 (99.19) Ross Smith

Michael Smith (103.04) 6-4 (98.3) Gary Anderson

Joe Cullen (90.12) 6-5 (86.66) Rob Cross

Jose de Sousa v Vincent van der Voort

Michael van Gerwen v Jonny Clayton

Gerwyn Price v Jamie Hughes

Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock

Stage Two

Luke Woodhouse (94.95) 6-4 (95.92) Andy Boulton

Karel Sedlacek (87.91) 6-5 (88.62) Madars Razma

Ryan Searle (96.96) 4-6 (99.43) Callan Rydz

Damon Heta (99.34) 6-5 (90.54) Ryan Murray

Danny Noppert (85.2) 1-6 (96.39) Mervyn King

Jermaine Wattimena v Luke Humphries

Wayne Jones v Jeffrey de Zwaan

Niels Zonneveld v Dirk van Duijvenbode

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