Rob Cross won the all-Target battle with Nathan Aspinall on Week Two of the Premier League in Nottingham, putting in a superb final leg to steal a 7-5 victory and remain unbeaten in the tournament.
The World Matchplay and European Champion was second-best in the early stages, but hung-in against "The Asp" and struck late on to take the win.
"I'm very pleased to win tonight, it was a hard game to win against an in-form player," said Cross.
"I'm on a new path at the moment and I feel brilliant. I've lost almost three stone since the World Championship.
"I'd been doing things wrong for the last couple of years so I decided it's time to look after myself.
"I want the best I can from this game and to get that I have to do the right things on and off the stage."
Target's Glen Durrant sits level on points with "Voltage" after earning a draw in very difficult circumstances against this week's "Challenger" Fallon Sherrock.
Three-time Lakeside World Champion "Duzza" found himself in trouble after a series of missed doubles, trailing 4-6 and needing to win the last two legs to maintain his unbeaten record in his debut season as a full league member.
However, checkouts of 54 and 70 secured the tie, despite having to deal with an extremely partisan crowd at The Motorpoint Arena.
"All credit goes to Fallon there, that was the toughest game I've ever had," Durrant admitted.
"It was a real challenge. I think playing Fallon on that stage was a lot harder than I maybe anticipated.
"The crowd were fantastic, I want to make it clear that they didn't put me off at all."
Cardiff hosts Week Three of the tournament, with Rob Cross in action in the opening game of the night against World Champion Peter Wright, Nathan Aspinall facing world number one Michael van Gerwen and "Duzza" going head to head with Gary Anderson.
You can follow the action live in the UK on Sky Sports and worldwide via the PDC's broadcast partners, but this weekend sees two more Players Championship events from Wigan broadcast live on PDC TV.