13 Mar, 2020

Target's Glen Durrant remained on top of the Premier League following Week Six in Liverpool - a night where all four members of #TeamTarget went unbeaten.

Three-time Lakeside World Champion "Duzza" edged past Daryl Gurney 7-5 with the help of two bullseye finishes to move a point clear in first place. "It was a battle" admitted Glen, "but my finishing is as good as anyone in the world right now. When I get up there and I want 88, 119, 127 - I feel like they're going to go in. "My scoring needs to improve though. Target are working on a thinner darts with a bit of weight at the bottom of the dart, but I'm a bit frightened to change in the middle of the Premier League. But there is room to improve my scoring, and with the combination finishing, that'll be great."

World number seven Nathan Aspinall produced the highest average of the night (107.64) and hit eight 180s, but only emerged with a draw against Gary Anderson to keep himself in the playoff spots. US Darts Masters Champion "The Asp" has to come from 1-5 down, but did so in spectacular fashion, averaging 125 in his winning leg by the end of the match. Anderson was only allowed two attempts at checkouts after the end of the sixth leg, but a 95 finish meant that he earned himself a point with a 6-6 score line.

Meanwhile, this week's Challenger Stephen Bunting took a 4-1 lead only to survive match darts from fellow Target pro Rob Cross, as their contest ended in a 6-6 draw. "The Bullet" missed a couple of opportunities to become just the second Challenger to win in the tournament's history, including a dart at tops for a 160 finish, but former World Champion "Voltage" emerged with a point to move further away from the elimination zone.

The action will come from Newcastle next week, where Durrant faces World Champion Peter Wright, Cross takes on Michael van Gerwen and Aspinall goes up against Gerwyn Price.

However, the live darts continues this weekend with ProTour action on PDC TV, as Players Championship 7 & 8 take place at Barnsley Metrodome.

© photo credits Lawrence Lustig

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