Gary Anderson wins a last-leg decider against Phil Taylor to move through to the second round of the Players Championship Finals.
held his nerve in a last-leg decider against Gary Anderson to defeat the three-time champion in the first round of the Players Championship Finals. Phil Taylor
The 2014 winner saw Taylor miss double 12 for a nine-dart leg during the early stages, but he kept his composure to hit double 10 in the final leg.
was pushed by former world youth champion Michael van Gerwen before prevailing by a 6-4 scoreline, but fellow Dutchman Keegan Brown is out after losing 6-5 to Raymond van Barneveld . Ian White
World Grand Prix champion
has also been eliminated after losing by the same scoreline to Robert Thornton , but Jamie Lewis is through after easing past Steve Beaton. Peter Wright opened the night with a 6-0 whitewash of Dave Chisnall , while Joe Murnan and James Wade progressed with 6-3 wins against Adrian Lewis and Mark Webster respectively. John Henderson Results in full: Dave Chisnall 6-0 Joe Murnan, James Wade 6-3 Mark Webster, Adrian Lewis 6-3 John Henderson, Robert Thornton 5-6 Jamie Lewis, Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Keegan Brown, Gary Anderson 6-5 Phil Taylor, Ian White 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright 6-2 Steve Beaton
Anderson exits World Series of Darts Finals