Price beats van Gerwen on night 11 of Premier League
Gerwyn Price knocked Michael van Gerwen out of the top four on night 11 of the Unibet Premier League.
The Welshman won 8-4 for his first ever win against MvG in this competition.
Elsewhere on night 11 of the Premier League:
- Peter Wright hit a nine darter but lost to Daryl Gurney
- Nathan Aspinall moved second in the table thanks to an 8-6 victory over Michael Smith
- Glen Durrant won survived match darts to earn a point v Gary Anderson
Price powers past van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price put last night’s disappointment of losing to Glen Durrant behind him. He overcame Michael van Gerwen 8-4 for his first win against the Dutchman in the Premier League.
Price punished MvG missing doubles to break the first leg of the match, which set the tone for the evening. van Gerwen could not get going on the doubles, ending the night 4/17 on the outer ring.
Price reeled off five of the first six legs, to take control of the match. Van Gerwen then got the game back to 5-2 by finding D20, before Price found a brilliant 100 finish to go 6-2 up.
The Welshman followed this up by hitting a magnificent 122 finish to guarantee a point, and despite van Gerwen winning two straight legs, it only delayed the inevitable. Price would find a fantastic 92 shot to end the game 8/12 on his doubles, and get a crucial win to go within a point of the top four.
Nine dart finish not enough for Wright
Peter Wright hit a nine dart finish, but it was not enough to get him the win against Daryl Gurney on night 11 of the Premier League.
Gurney started the match superbly, hitting a 164 in the second leg en route to taking a 4-0 lead. Wright would not go quietly though, and found an 81 to break back in the fifth.
The next few legs went on throw, before Wright broke once again in the nineth leg. He hit a 180 to leave 48, to get the game back on throw at 5-4. Gurney would break back in the next leg though, hitting a 141 finish to lead 6-4.
The 141 checkout would set the scene of what was to come. After missing double 12 for a nine dart finish on Thursday against Gurney, Wright had another chance in the 11th leg. This time, he hit double 12 in the middle of the bed to hit the 10th nine darter in Premier League history to get the break straight back and trail 6-5.
Wright levelled it up at 6-6, but Gurney would not be denied a crucial win. After hitting D16 to get a point, he punished a missed dart at tops from Wright by hitting a 76 checkout to win an astonishing match 8-6 and move four points off the Play-Off places.
It was astonishing win for Gurney, with Wright averaging 103.1 and hitting nine 180s, in comparison to Superchin’s 94.9 average and just one maximum.
Aspinall moves into second
Nathan Aspinall beat Michael Smith for the second time in three nights, moving back into the Premier League top four in the process.
The opening two legs were shared, before Aspinall found double 10 for the first break of the match. Despite then going 3-1 down, Smith came back, punishing missed darts at double from The Asp to level once again at 3-3.
Aspinall managed to find a break in the eighth leg, but conceded it in the 10th, as Smith found double 14 for a 5-5 game.
Three more breaks followed, with both players missing lots of doubles, but Aspinall went into the final leg 7-6 up after hitting double 16.
He then found double eight in the final leg to take an 8-6 victory over Smith and go second in the table, despite only hitting 8/33 on the outer ring.
Durrant fights back for draw
Glen Durrant survived seven match darts to get a point against Gary Anderson on night 11 of the Premier League.
In a scrappy contest, it was Anderson who started brighter, finding a break in the fourth leg to go 3-1 up. The league leader Durrant got the break straight back, finding a magical 138 to get the contest back on throw at 3-2.
After levelling up in the next at 3-3, it would be the last leg that Durrant won for a while. Anderson would punish plenty of missed doubles from the league leader, reeling off four straight legs, including a cheeky tops tops finish, to guarantee himself a point.
Leading 7-3, it seemed Anderson would get the win and go second in the table. However, Durrant would not go down without a fight. After hitting a 116 out to trail 7-4, he then hit double 4 for 7-5, after Anderson missed six darts to win the match.
Durrant would be spared again, as Anderson missed another dart to win in the next to get the game back on throw at 7-6. A 15 dart hold secured Duzza an unlikely draw and maintained his unbeaten record since the restart on Tuesday.
Night Eleven Results
Daryl Gurney 8-6 Peter Wright
Nathan Aspinall 8-6 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 7-7 Glen Durrant
Gerwyn Price 8-4 Michael van Gerwen
Night Twelve Fixtures
Sunday 30 August (19.00 BST)
Nathan Aspinall v Gary Anderson
Peter Wright v Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith
Glen Durrant v Daryl Gurney
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