Peter Wright picked up his game in the evening session and set a blistering pace that Gerwyn Price just could not match. The flamboyant Scotsman made up for shaky performance against Daryl Gurney in the first round of matches with a heavy-scoring takedown of the man some love to hate in a fantastic contest.
Both were neck and neck in the opening stages – the Welshmen took out a 109 checkout only for Peter Wright to follow up in the next leg with a rocking 161 finish!
And Snakebite opened a two-leg lead with a 13-darter in the sixth.
BULL, 25, BULL!
Peter Wright adds an incredible showpiece finish to his 161 with a stunning 125 to enter an 8-6 lead… pic.twitter.com/m39xbCCXxL
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) October 19, 2019
But Price didn’t take that lying down, with a 130 finish to peg Wright back. But his scrapping wasn’t enough as Peter finished with an average of 112.31 for his first nine darts and hit another big checkout – 125 – in the second session to make it two wins from two and guarantee a spot in the semi-finals on a 10-8 scoreline
“It couldn’t get much worse after the first game,” he said, referring to his stumbling opener, before telling us that he won’t be resting on his laurels in the final match against Rob Cross on Sunday despite his comfortable position now.
“I’ll pretend tomorrow’s game is a knockout and I want to keep winning. I could be playing the World Champion in a semi-final. What greater practice is there than winning against Rob?”
His huge scores and devastating finishes make him look a threat to favourite Michael van Gerwen and the rest of the field in the knockout stages.