Stoke darts star through to last eight of World Matchplay

Stoke ace Adrian Lewis is through to the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay.

He beat Dutchman Danny Noppert 11-7 last night.

An animated Lewis struggled to pull away from his opponent who stuck with him until the 13th leg, where the 2013 Matchplay runner-up broke the throw to go 7-6 up.

Three more consecutive legs followed as Lewis moved to within a leg of the match. The curtain came down on the contest two legs later with the world number 13 taking out 86 to seal an important win.

“I’m feeling fitter and I’m feeling a lot more positive. I know I can be better but these are good signs,” said Lewis.

“I tried to get myself going but Danny is a top player and doesn’t give you much back, I had to work hard for that.”

Dimitri van den Bergh awaits in the quarter-final, a match Lewis is relishing.

“Dimi is a great young player and is getting better. I’m going to have to use my experience and battle hard to make the semi’s.”

2020 Betfred World Matchplay
Wednesday July 22 (1900)
4x Second Round Matches
Vincent van der Voort 11-5 Daryl Gurney
Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-9 Joe Cullen
Glen Durrant 11-8 Peter Wright 
Adrian Lewis 11-7 Danny Noppert

Thursday July 23 (1900)
2x Quarter-Finals - Order of Play
Krzysztof Ratajski v Michael Smith
Simon Whitlock v Gary Anderson

Friday July 24 (1900)
2x Quarter-Finals - Order of Play
Adrian Lewis v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Glen Durrant v Vincent van der Voort

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