There’s nothing darts fans love more than a good shootout and they got just that in Group B’s final game of the round-robin stage at the Champions League of Darts.
Peter Wright took on Rob Cross and the maths were simple for both, a win puts you into the semi-final.
Snakebite wasted little time showing the world champion who is boss as he exploded out of the blocks into a 0-5 lead. Cross threatened a comeback at 6-3, but Wright was in no mood for mercy and sent him packing on a 10-3 scoreline.
With a semi-final place secured, it looks likely that Wright might play Michael van Gerwen in the last four and that’s a challenge he’s relishing.
“I could have Michael van Gerwen later, but it doesn’t matter who I’ve got to be honest,” said Wright.
I know I’m capable of beating him, if I hit my doubles.
“I’ve got the game to match Michael, it’s not a problem. I’m starting to feel I can win it now. I know there’s lots more to come, so hopefully I’ll save that for later on.”
Wright’s win sees Rob Cross exit the tournament in the group stage and the Scottish star admits it’s always nice to see off the world title holder.
“It’s nice to beat the world champion and obviously, Rob Cross didn’t play anything like he can,” said Snakebite.
“However, every time I’ve played him I’ve always played rubbish, but there I did okay. I still missed doubles, but that’s something I’ve got to go work on in the back room and get ready for the semis later.
“It’s always special to beat the world champion of course, he’s got that title and he deserves that. You’ve got to play really well to beat Rob.”