James Wade moved closer to sealing a McCoy’s Premier League play-off place with a well-earned victory against Robert Thornton in Dublin on Thursday evening.
Wade moved onto 16 points in the table as he claimed a terrific triumph in front of a 10,000-strong crowd at the O2.
The 2009 winner grabbed a crucial break of throw after the first eight legs had been shared and closed out the match to keep up the pressure on league leader Michael van Gerwen. more
However, ‘The Machine’ was denied the chance to move clear at the top of the table when he was edged out in his second match of the evening by Michael van Gerwen.
Wade swept past Lewis with a 104 average in a 7-2 win, which included five 180s from ‘The Machine’, who moved onto 14 points with the win.
His defeat against van Gerwen left him in second place, two points behind the Dutchman but the 2009 champion is happy with his season so far. more
‘The Machine’, who won the prestigious tournament in 2009, is in a healthy position in the league table – tied at the top with Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld.
Wade will face van Gerwen, who he defeated in Glasgow a fortnight ago, after his match against Adrian Lewis, who he also beat in their first fixture. more
James Wade continued his fine run of form in the McCoy’s Premier League as he claimed a 7-3 win against Gary Anderson, who was eliminated from the tournament on Thursday evening.
‘The Machine’ earned his fifth win of the season at The Brighton Centre, sealing it with a stylish 120 finish.
And the 2009 winner, who hit seven doubles out of eight attempts, admitted that he has his eyes firmly on the taking the title again. more