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Snakebite Stuns Gary Anderson
Snakebite stunned Gary Anderson in the final second round clash of the afternoon session.
The in-form Scot held a 4-2 lead of Wright but the Lowestoft man punished Anderson for missing doubles, taking out 121 to level at five-each and then repeating the trick in the 14th leg to move 9-5 ahead.
Wright had a dart at tops to take out 114 to win in real style, but it did not cost him as he returned to register his fifth leg in a row to cap a remarkable comeback.
Peter said "I’m really playing well with my new darts and I feel confident on the big stage, so I hope that I can get a few more matches like this under my belt”.
GARY ANDERSON v PETER WRIGHT – Leg by Leg
1-0 Anderson breaks in the opening leg as both men struggle.
1-1 A break apiece as Snakebite levels.
1-2 Tops for Wright at the first time of asking for the first hold of throw.
2-2 Anderson levels comfortably as both players start to settle
3-2 Felt like a big leg and it goes to Anderson against the throw
4-2 Three in a row for the Scot
4-3 Wright holds with double nine
4-4 Anderson misses a dart a double seven for the leg and Wright levels
5-4 Anderson misses double 10 for a 140 but Wright unable to pressure the Scot who comes back to break
5-5 Fabulous 121 checkout from Wright to level matters
5-6 13 dart leg for Wright
5-7 Crucial 116 checkout for Wright to open a lead.
5-8 Peter moves to the brink of a famous win with a fifth leg on the trot.
5-9 Wright repeats the trick of the tenth leg - Anderson misses a dart to take out 106 and Peter punishes him with a second 121 checkout.
5-10 Wright misses tops for a 114 checkout but Anderson cannot capitalise and Wright reaches the quarter-finals.
Date : 01-08-2011