Michael van Gerwen has missed an opportunity to do good business in the Premier League. The number one in the world had Glen Durrant on the spot on Thursday evening, but missed two match arrows: 7-7.
The best four players will play in the play-offs on 22 October. Van Gerwen has to secure qualification on Friday and Saturday in Milton Keynes. The five-time winner of the prestigious darts competition will have to deal with Gary Anderson and Daryl Gurney. Van Gerwen is now just outside the top four. Nathan Aspinall, just like the Dutchman, has 15 points, but has a better leg balance. Gerwyn Price follows on one point.
I deserved the victory
I bale like a plug. If you get 52 before the match, you just have to throw it out. Of course there are possibilities Today he showed that he is very easy to knock. Its a shame I didnt win today. That would have been deserved, said Van Gerwen about his opponent. I still have every confidence in it, tomorrow Ill have to pop
Van Gerwen was knocked out of the top four on Wednesday by Wright. Against the world champion from Scotland the best dart player in the world suffered a painful 8-1 defeat. Van Gerwen never went down in the Premier League with bigger numbers.
Against Durrant the fierce looking Brabander regained himself, but he could not finish it. After a hesitant start he took the lead and got two chances to strike at a 7-5 score. That didnt work out. One leg later Durrant broke the ball to Van Gerwen with double 1 for a point.
Premier League results
Gerwyn Price – Daryl Gurney 8-8
Gary Anderson – Michael Smith 8-2
Peter Wright – Nathan Aspinall 8-5
Michael van Gerwen – Glen Durrant 7-7