ACE ANDERSON SEES OFF HUMPHRIES


Gary Anderson saw off Luke Humphries on Saturday afternoon to reach his 7th PDC World
Championship semi-final, and go another step closer to that third world title.


The opening set would go the way of Humphries, as Anderson failed to get a leg on the board. But
Anderson would return the favour in the second set, a 104 checkout the highlight as he put the
Alexandra Palace on notice.


The maximums continued to flow through the following two sets as we reached 15 180’s in just four sets of darts, the momentum shifting leg by leg as we went in the third break all square.


Anderson would hit the front in set five, fighting back from two legs to down to level proceedings,
before firing home a huge 110 checkout on tops.
Humphries would lose out in a decider once again in the sixth set, snatching a dart at double 16 for
the set with Anderson waiting on double 11. After crashing home a 148 earlier in the set, ‘The Flying
Scotsman’ stepped up to pin the double and go within a set of the semi-finals.


Those last-leg deciders would be the undoing of Humphries on the Ally Pally stage, as Anderson once again stung ‘Cool Hand’ after missed darts at double with an 80 checkout to seal his place in the
semi-finals.

By Josh Green

Photos Lawrence Lustig/PDC