‘Snakebite’ started the game excellently with the maximum score and was able to force a break immediately because of this. After the Scot also won the second leg, he saw Price come back to 2-2. Thanks to a strong fifth leg, Wright entered the first break with a 3-2 lead.
The sixth leg also went the way of Wright, after which Price made it 4-3. From this moment on, five legs went in the direction of ‘Snakebite’, who was one leg of the victory. ‘The Iceman’ still sputtered by throwing out 148 and 127 consecutively, but he could not prevent Wright from taking the win.
West defeats Suljovic
Steve West is the eighth and last player we will see back in the quarter finals of the European Championship Darts. The 45-year-old Englishman was too strong for Mensur Suljovic on Friday evening after an exciting match 10-9.
‘The Gentle’ opened strongly and easily managed to win the first leg. After that, the Austrian was not involved anymore, as no fewer than five legs in a row went to West. ‘Simply’ kept his lead to 7-4, after which he suddenly came alongside Suljovic at 8-8. Two breaks in a row meant that a nineteenth and final leg had to make the decision. Thanks to a handsome 106-finish, this went the way of West, who can thus prepare for his second quarter final in this television tournament.