Sunday 20 October 2019

Brendan Dolan bows out of the PDC World Championships at the expense of world number 73 Nathan Aspinall

Brendan Dolan reacting during day fourteen of the William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace
Brendan Dolan reacting during day fourteen of the William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace
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World Championship debutant Nathan Aspinall is the first man through to the semi-finals.

The 27-year-old from Stockport saw off Fermanagh's Brendan Dolan 5-1, belying his world ranking of 73.

Aspinall was 4-0 up and closing in on a whitewash, before his opponent salvaged some credibility.

Two-time world champion Gary Anderson, in the other half of the draw, emerged from a tussle with the big-scoring Dave Chisnall to join Aspinall in the last four.

The Scot led 3-1 and 4-2 before booking a fourth semi-final spot with a 5-2 win.

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