Smith and Cullen recover to book Quarter-Final spot at Players Championship Finals

The first Last 16 ties of the night are complete on the second day of action at the Players Championship Finals and Michael Smith and Joe Cullen both recovered to move through.

Smith claimed a high quality victory over Jose de Sousa to begin proceedings on the main stage with a 10-7 victory.

He had to recover from 6-3 down though to see off the Grand Slam champion but did so superbly denying a 103 average from the Portuguese ace to claim the tie.

While Joe Cullen came from 8-6 down to defeat Ian White in a 10-8 victory, after going down to that point, he averaged 109.31.

He won legs in 13, 11, 14 and 17 to turn the match around and become the first winner of the session with a 98.5 average and four 180's.

Schedule 2020 Players Championship Finals

Saturday November 28

Third Round

Evening Session (1900 GMT)

Main Stage

Michael Smith (102.11) 10-7 (103.57) Jose de Sousa

Gerwyn Price v Luke Humphries

Peter Wright v Callan Rydz

Michael Van Gerwen v Jeffrey de Zwaan

Stage Two

Ian White (99.37) 8-10 (98.53) Joe Cullen

Ross Smith v Damon Heta

Karel Sedlacek v Mervyn King

Dirk van Duijvenbode v Luke Woodhouse

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