Gerwyn Price continued his good form from Saturday’s session to take his place in the semi-final of the Champions League of darts. The Iceman comfortably dismantled Daryl Gurney 10-6 and now looks ahead to a barnstorming showdown with world no.1 Michael Van Gerwen.
“I played pretty well for most of the game, I probably slipped up on one or two legs but I had a comfortable lead and it was a good cushion going into the break.
“A 101 average and 50% on my doubles I’m really happy with. The doubles felt a bit better today but my scoring was a bit patchy. If I can just manage to click both of them together then there’s no reason why I can’t win this.”
Gerwyn Price is sitting pretty at the interval… He needs three more legs to qualify in this straight shootout! pic.twitter.com/OF02Dzx6OY
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Price had to overcome some heckling from the crowd which he admits got under his skin but felt he handled it in the best fashion.
“It wasn’t anything to do with Daryl on stage, it was just one person in the crowd shouting something out when I was going for a double. I said to Daryl it was nothing to do with him. Just an unfortunate situation. It kind of got my back up a bit.
“Daryl hit a big 180 just after that and the crowd sort of got on my back a bit but I came right back at him with a 180 so that was a pivotal point in the match I think.”
Price is yet to notch a win over MVG but feels it’s the perfect time to play him considered his form.
“I’m just going to be myself. As long as I keep playing well and the way I can, I know I’ll get my chances. I know Michael hasn’t been playing as well as he has been and I’m playing a lot better than the last couple of times we’ve met, so if I keep that level up I’ll win that game.”