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PDC World Matchplay Day 5 Review

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Day five of the PDC World Matchplay saw the second round conclude with wins for Dave Chisnall, James Wade, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

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Dave Chisnall 13-11 Keegan Brown

An early break from Dave Chisnall to lead 3-1, looked to set the tone of the match early on but the impressive Keegan Brown, with little fear fought back to take control of the middle stages of the match opening up a 6-3 lead over the Premier League star. Chizzy, now with multiple Premier League campaigns behind him chose not to panic as he edged his way back into the match to level at 8-8. Chisnall took control of the match to edge in front 11-9 before sealing his place in tomorrow’s quarter-final with an 13-11 victory, though Brown will have no doubt announced himself to the Blackpool crowd and will only go from strength to strength.

James Wade 13-8 Brendan Dolan

After a close battle with Kyle Anderson in the first round, James Wade got off to the perfect start in his clash with Brendan Dolan, opening up a three leg lead at 5-2. Both players exchanged breaks before Wade made it four legs in front to lead 7-3. It was always going to be difficult for Dolan to peg back the former Matchplay winner, with Wade continuing to hold his own throw before sealing a quarter-final place by hitting double 12 for a 13-8 victory.

Phil Taylor 13-6 Andy Hamilton

Phil Taylor wired double 12 to narrowly miss throwing a nine dart leg in his way to a comfortable 13-6 victory over Andy Hamilton. The Power took an early 6-2 lead which included the near nine darter before Hamiltion stunned the winner of seven consecutive Matchplay titles to pull level at 6-6. That proved to be the final straw for the Hammer as Taylor win seven consecutive legs to take a 13-6 victory and a place in the last eight of the tournament and striving for a record eighth title in a row.

Gary Anderson 9-13 Mensur Suljovic

Reigning World and Premier League champion Gary Anderson was sensationally dumped out of the World Matchplay 13-9 by the Austrian Mensur Suljovic. The Gentle Mensur has been impressive on the pro tour after committing to a full season and has broken into the world’s top 32 and took full advantage against an out of sorts Anderson. Suljovic raced into an 8-4 lead and kept the world champion at bay, before a final wobble at the line  threatened to derail the popular Suljovic. However he kept his nerve to seal a 13-9 victory and a place in quarter-finals. 



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