Taylor set to renew rivalry with Painter in World Seniors Darts Matchplay semi-finals as Manley and McGarry exit
The second semi-final is set in a blockbuster line-up at the World Seniors Darts Matchplay which also features Martin Adams facing Robert Thornton in Hull as rivalries will again be renewed as Phil Taylor faces Kevin Painter once again.
After a career which saw Taylor dominate 'The Artist', it is the latter who has been in finer form in WSDT action including gaining a measure of revenge during their tie at the World Championship.
For 'The Power', it was another former rival and familiar face in Peter Manley who he saw off 8-4 to reach this point just as he did at the Circus Tavern. He surged into the lead early on against 'One Dart' who promised so much as he often does facing his old foe but it was a 5-1 lead at the break for Taylor.
On return, Manley won two of the next three legs including to break Taylor and ask the question but two solid legs from 'The Power' saw him over the line.
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But going into his tie with Painter, he likely won't be the favourite as the former major winner averaged 92.18 in seeing off the brilliant Colin McGarry who has been one of the stars of this weekend's action.
He lead 4-2 at the break and at the time was on course of breaking the average record of 95+ set by McGarry yesterday that 'The Chief' took off 'The Artist'.
While that didn't happen, he settled on 92 sealing it 8-5 and now he will lock horns with Taylor again.