PREMIER LEAGUE: Wade salvages a point after throwing away a 5-1 lead against Anderson

By Alex Moss
23 FEBRUARY 2017 •8:56PM

James Wade kept his unbeaten record in this year’s Betway Premier League alive with a 6-6 draw against Gary Anderson in Brighton tonight.

The 2009 Premier League champion looked on course to climb to the top of the table as checkouts of 100 and 110 helped him to establish a 5-1 lead.

But Anderson produced a stirring comeback, winning five legs in a row, to go 6-5 up, with Wade hitting double nine in the final leg to salvage a share of the points.

Anderson, a two-time winner of the Premier League, landed double three for the first leg, before Wade reeled off five legs on the spin to take a commanding 5-1 lead.

After missing tops to make it 2-2, Anderson was punished as Wade checked out 100 on double 10 to break for a 3-1 advantage.

Anderson then missed another dart at tops as Wade fired in a 110 finish to go 4-1 up, before holding throw in the next leg to go further ahead.

The Scot fought back, though, with checkouts of 88 and 121, the latter on the bullseye, helping him cut the deficit to 5-4.

Wade then spurned nine darts at doubles in leg 10 to go 6-4 up, with Anderson taking advantage to claim successive legs for a 6-5 lead.

And in the final leg, Wade held his nerve to hit double nine with his last dart to rescue a point.


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