Another seed is gone at the World Matchplay to start the afternoon session on day two with Krzysztof Ratajski easing past 15th seed Darren Webster.

Ratajski claimed a 10-5 win and despite not playing at his best, the heavily fancied Polish Eagle moved through to a second round tie against Rob Cross in Blackpool.

It was all even in the early going with Webster having the upperhand at times including a brilliant 105 checkout with 25, tops, tops to level at 3-3.

Missed doubles were a theme of the tie with Webster getting back on level terms at 5-5 at the second interval. Despite that though, ‘The Polish Eagle’ soared ahead to 7-5 with a break of throw to punish multiple missed darts from ‘The Demolition Man’.

He continue to pull away to 9-5 with Ratajski once again using the missed doubles in his favour which has been Webster’s problem this year and he completed the job from there reeling off five legs in a row to move past the Norwich ace.

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Afternoon session schedule

First Round
Darren Webster (88.61) 5-10 (89.23) Krzysztof Ratajski
14:10 Dave Chisnall v Max Hopp
15:10 Ian White v Joe Cullen
16:10 Michael Smith v Jamie Hughes

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Author: Samuel Gill