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Anderson and Wade bid for Perth final

Posted by Unicorn at 23:20 on 26th August 2017 in Unicorn Darts News

Anderson and Wade bid for Perth final

It's an all Unicorn showdown for a place in the final at the Perth Darts Masters!

Gary Anderson will face James Wade in the semi-finals after both produced strong performances on Saturday night in Western Australia.

Wade was too good for Michael Smith as he won the all Unicorn quarter-final 10-5 and Anderson was ruthless as he won six legs on the spin to take care of Simon Whitlock.

Gary did extremely well to lead 4-3 at the break. The Aussie had nailed a 115 finish and then took out 80 thanks to 'tops' 'tops' but the Unicorn man hit two 12 darters. In fact six out of the first eight legs saw breaks of throw and Whitlock was then in front for the first time at 5-4.

However, that was the signal for Anderson! A brilliant 110 finish turned the match in his favour. Whitlock was sat on 56 to make it 6-4.

The Scot then hit four 180s in five legs and won it thanks to a brilliant 144 finish to complete that six leg winning run.

He averaged 102.30 and hit nearly 50% on the doubles.

Wade was also mighty impressive..... the real James Wade showed up on Saturday night. Michael Smith didn't play at all badly but 'The Machine' was at full throttle.

He raced into a 5-2 lead with three 180s and superb finishes of 140 and 110. Mitt hit back with two 12 darters and check-outs of 126 and 121 as well as six 180s, but Wade wasn't to be denied.

Wade finished with an average of 101.

Elsewhere, Raymond van Barneveld edged out Phil Taylor 10-9 and some fantastic finishing saw Daryl Gurney beat Peter Wright 10-4.

Perth Q/Final results:

James Wade 10-5 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 10-5 Simon Whitlock
Phil Taylor 9-10 Raymond van Barneveld
Peter Wright 4-10 Daryl Gurney

S/Finals (best of 21 legs):

Gary Anderson v James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld v Daryl Gurney

STUART PYKE reporting from the Perth Darts Masters

Photos courtesy Emma Morley,DPA/PDC

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