Gary Anderson made it three Dunvegan Darts players out of three in the World Darts Championship last 32.

The Flying Scotsman defeated Lativa’s Madars Razma 3-1 at the Alexandra Palace. He will now face Mensur Suljovic or Matthew Edgar in round three after Christmas.

The first leg of the match saw both players miss a combined ten darts at a double. However, Anderson eventually found double two to break the Razma throw first up. Any pre match nerves were settled for The Flying Scotsman, as two back to back 14 darters saw him claim the first set 3-0.

The two time back to back World Champion was pegged back in set two. Three missed darts at a double saw Razma swoop in for the opening leg, before the Latvian held twice to level the match at 1-1. Razma would go 1-0 up in the third set, before Anderson levelled with a shot at double two. Anderson then turned the set in his favour, with an excellent 101 checkout for a 12 dart break. He followed that with a 14 darter to hold and take a 2-1 set lead.

The fourth set saw Anderson produce some lovely outshots to win the contest. A 94 checkout saw him take the first leg, with Razma on 52. The Latvian would level, before the Flying Scotsman hit a magical 161 finish to take the third leg. Razma levelled once more, but Anderson found double top in the fifth and deciding leg, to win the set 3-2 and the match 3-1.

Anderson, along with Team Dunvegan’s Chris Dobey and Adam Hunt, will be back in action between Sunday 27 – Tuesday 29 December, as the World Darts Championship resumes in London after the Christmas break.

Words: Jarleth Eaton

Photos: Lawrence Lustig/PDC