Gary Anderson stormed into the third round of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships as he produced a sensational display to see off Brendan Dolan in the finale of Monday nights session at the Alexandra Palace.

Northern Irishman, Dolan, had previously defeated India’s Nitin Kumar to make it this far, but Anderson was first to settle as he took out 83 in the opening leg of the match.

Despite averaging just 79 in the first set of the match, that was more than enough for the two-time World Champion to take the early initiative.

After returning from the break, Anderson would come out firing, a scintillating 144 checkout getting the ball rolling as momentum gathered behind ‘The Flying Scotsman’. We would see back to back maximums from the Scot as he ran away with the second set, making it a long road back for Dolan.

As the pressure eased and the darts continued to flow we saw the Gary Anderson that has captured the biggest titles in the world of darts, a 105 average in the final set of the match would outline his intentions of capturing another major crown.

Dolan would once again have no reply as Anderson returned to his fantastic best to see off the former World Grand Prix finalist in double quick fashion.

Whilst Anderson’s next opponent is not yet decided, if he can carry the performance from set three into the remainder of the tournament, it may just be another Christmas to remember for the Anderson family.

Words: Josh Green

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC