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Jones right on target as Lewis stumbles on

WAYNE JONES booked his place in the last 16 of the ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship with a 4-0 victory over Roland Scholten.

The number 15 seed edged an error-strewn opening set before he eased to victory -- 3-2 3-0 3-1 3-0 -- to progress to the third round.

Scholten took the first leg despite a Jones maximum before Jones hit another 180 in the process of taking the second. The Englishman then broke Scholten's throw in the third leg when the Dutchman squandered eight darts as he failed to hit his doubles.

Scholten won the fourth set with a double eight with his last dart before both players continued to miss their doubles in set five, before Wolverhampton's Jones clinched it with double eight.

From then on, Jones took control, taking the final leg of the fourth set with a 13-dart finish.

"I got away with it in the first set and that was probably key to the final outcome," Jones said. "I saw Roland start to struggle and that gave me a bit of confidence."

Reigning PDC World Darts Champion Adrian Lewis made tough work of his second round match to beat Robert Thornton 4-2.

Thornton missed three attempts at double 14 to force a deciding set as Lewis closed out the match 3-0 2-3 3-1 0-3 3-0 3-2.

Lewis will now face Wayne Jones in the third round. "I'm frustrated with my performance tonight," Lewis said. "However, I'm still there fighting to retain my title.

"I know that I need to improve and I'll get back on the practice board and put the hard work in, before I play Wayne Jones."

Both players broke throw in the sixth set, with Thornton then missing three darts at the double 14.

Lewis managed to defy the pressure to land double five with his third dart to close out the match.


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