World number two Anderson too good for Chisnall in Glasgow

Dave Chisnall suffered a 7-3 defeat at the hands of world number two Gary Anderson in the Betway Premier League on Thursday night at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 8:42 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:45 am
Gary Anderson wins his match against Dave Chisnall. Picture: Matchroom Steve Welsh.

Anderson was in scintillating form as he stormed into a 5-0 lead, opening with a 13-darter, taking the third leg with a 147 checkout and the fifth with a bullseye to complete an 88 combination after Chisnall had opened the leg with two 180s.

The 2015 semi-finalist responded with three legs as he pulled back to 5-3, but the Scot hit double six to regain breathing space and double one to secure the points.

“This was a really special night for me,” said Anderson, who moves third in the table.

“There was a mixture of nerves and excitement - it’s great to be back in Scotland and to get a win.

“Dave’s a cracking player and I knew he would come back at me, so I’m happy that I managed to get it finished off.

“It’s not been brilliant so far this season so it’s nice to go out there and get a win.”