The question was raised before Gerwyn Price’s first meeting with Gary Anderson since their controversial clash at the Grand Slam whether it would be repeat or revenge.
It was repeat in the end for the Welshman who edged out Anderson in a contrasting tie to the first one of the night at the US Darts Masters; with both players playing brilliantly in a thriller.
Price ended up winning 8-6 against ‘The Flying Scotsman’ and will now take on Michael Smith in the first semi-final shortly in Las Vegas.
‘The Iceman’ took first blood in the contest early on hitting a 12 darter to hold his throw in the opening exchanges. He continued in that vein by breaking throw despite two 180’s in the leg from Anderson.
From there though, Anderson streaked back to parity due to missed doubles from Price but by the interval, the Grand Slam champion had a two leg lead at 4-2 up hitting a 13 darter to go in the happier of the two.
Anderson did similar to before but this time hit three legs in a row to lead the contest at 5-4 up. This is when the real crunch period of the match was set with Price squaring it up at 6-6.
This meant a best of three between the pair and it was Price that set about his business pouncing on Anderson squandering five darts at double to go one away and break throw. Despite missing match darts in the following leg, he was well ahead of Anderson and edged through.
Price did let out his trademark roar at the end but both players shook hands and showed no animosity for each other on the stage.
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US Darts Masters schedule, Day Two
Michael van Gerwen (88.59) 6-8 (90.27) Michael Smith
Gary Anderson (94.96) 6-8 (98.57) Gerwyn Price
21:40 Rob Cross v Nathan Aspinall
22:30 Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Cross/Aspinall v Gurney/Wright
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
Tags: Gerwyn Price, US Darts Masters 2019, World Series of Darts 2019
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Author: Samuel Gill