Wonderful Wenig produces incredible display to down Dobey, Plaisier eases past De Sousa and Lukeman edges Searle
The opening session of Saturday's action at the European Darts Matchplay is complete with Lukas Wenig producing a statement display to knock out Chris Dobey and reach the final day in Trier.
Wenig produced a 101 average and 75% on the doubles and it was the finishing at the back end of the tie which snatched away the tie from 'Hollywood' sealing it 6-4.
Dobey went 4-1 up on Wenig before the German started his revival with a 170 checkout. He levelled up with a 100 checkout to make it 4-4 to break and went one away on double 20 before sealing it with another roof raiser in the form of a 167 checkout. He is into the final day of a European Tour for the first time.
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Two players who know what it is like to reach the final day this season are also through with Wesley Plaisier once again moving through.
Albeit he wasn't at his best but didn't need to be as he eased past an out of sorts Jose de Sousa 6-1. While Martin Lukeman came through a scrappy affair seeing off Ryan Searle 6-4 to reach the final day.
He averaged 89 with two 180's and 42% on his doubles breaking at 4-3 and consolidating with an 11-dart 81 checkout before sealing the deal at 6-4.