Scotland are through safely to the Quarter-Finals as expected after Gary Anderson and Peter Wright came through their respective singles matches.
Anderson started proceedings off for the pair against the retiring Magnus Caris who’s final professional match was a whitewash loss to the two time World Champion.
It was interesting to see beforehand just how well Anderson would play due to his lack of competitive action especially on the big stage this year but he averaged 96 which included 50 percent on his doubles and a high checkout of 76.
Caris played poorly and averaged 69 and wasn’t even given a dart at a double meaning an easy passage for ‘The Flying Scotsman’ who will believe there is more in the tank.
Wright on the other hand faced a potentially tough test in Dennis Nilsson who has a lot of experience like Caris and it nearly didn’t go ‘Snakebite’s way.
Nilsson led the tie early on capitalising on some poor set-up play from Wright but the Scot came back well taking the 2-1 lead and then hitting a brilliant 121 checkout.
Iron Man came back to trail 3-2 but Wright squeezed through to put up his end of the bargain and make sure the tie didn’t go to a pairs contest.
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Saturday afternoon schedule
South Africa 2-1 New Zealand
Single 1: Vernon Bouwers (73.18) 0-4 (84.68) Cody Harris
Single 2: Devon Petersen (101.9) 4-0 (97.11) Haupai Puha
Pairs: South Africa (80.8) 2-4 (86.28) New Zealand
Singapore 0-2 Japan
Single 1: Paul Lim (81.21) 3-4 (85.68) Seigo Asada
Single 2: Harith Lim (84.69) 2-4 (86.29) Haruki Muramatsu
Scotland 2-0 Sweden
Single 1: Gary Anderson (96.97) 4-0 (69.4) Magnus Caris
Single 2: Peter Wright (89.54) 4-2 (83.63) Dennis Nilsson
Belgium v Germany
Tags: World Cup of Darts 2019
After an unconvincing 4-2 win over Dennis Nilsson, Peter Wright seals Scotland's place in the quarter-finals pic.twitter.com/r0pjRxYVo7
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) June 8, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill