Van Gerwen inflicts second successive defeat on Chisnall

Dave Chisnall has lost two Premier League games in a row.
Dave Chisnall has lost two Premier League games in a row.

Dave Chisnall lost 7-4 to unbeaten league leader Michael van Gerwen as he slipped to a second straight Betway Premier League Darts defeat in Glasgow.

The Dutchman moved two points ahead of Gary Anderson at the top with Thursday night’s victory as Chisnall dropped to third.

Van Gerwen immediately broke the Chisnall throw with a superb 124 checkout before opening up with a 180 on the way to a 13-dart leg that made it 2-0.

Chisnall finished 77 on tops to claim his first leg and hit back but the 2013 Premier League champion won the next three to move into a commanding 5-1 lead.

Chizzy hit a fine 143 checkout to complete a 12-dart leg and make it 5-2 before punishing a missed double 19 from the world number one by finishing 48 on double 16 to break and reduce the arrears to just two legs.

Van Gerwen then broke back for 6-3 however and should have completed victory in leg 10 but Chisnall kept himself alive at 6-4.

The Dutchman made no mistake in the next leg however, making Chisnall pay for a string of misses by finishing 57 on tops.

Elsewhere in Glasgow, Anderson delighted his home crowd with a 7-5 win over Belgian ace Kim Huybrechts in front of a 10,000-strong crowd at The SSE Hydro.

Raymond van Barneveld overcame Phil Taylor 7-4 in a classic, with the Power recording the highest ever losing average in a televised game of 115.80.

The night in Glasgow also featured two draws, as James Wade shared the points in a tight opener against Adrian Lewis before Peter Wright thrilled the Scottish crowd by coming from 5-1 down to claim a point against Stephen Bunting.

The Betway Premier League continues next Thursday at The 3Arena in Dublin in the penultimate week before Judgement Night in Manchester sees the bottom two players eliminated.

Chisnall takes on Adrian Lewis in Dublin.