Darius Labanauskas is still in the race

The second day of the Danish Darts Open 2018 is over and PDCNB will still be represented tomorrow.

The second round is over and what a day it has been. The crowd has been massive and full of noice.

The first match they got to watch was between John Henderson and Brendan Dolan. Despite of a slow start, Brendan Dolan won that game by 6-4.

Then it was time for Madars Razma, the man with the highest average at day one. Unfortunately for him, he ran into an absolute fantastic performance from Joe Cullen. Madars did all he could to follow the Englishman, but at the score 3-3 Joe Cullen just found an extra gear and suddenly he had won by 6-3.

Then Gerwyn Price won 6-3 against Jelle Klaasen, even though it was quite clear, that the crowd was rooting for the Dutchman.

Then the second PDCNB-player was ready for action. Darius Labanauskas should face Jonny Clayton and what a game. Darius started by winning the first leg when Clayton missed incredibly six darts at the double. But Clayton found the form and started hitting the doubles and got in front with a score of 2-1. An incredible 126-checkout got Darius right back in the game. Then Clayton suddenly started hitting even more trebles and he came up by 5-3. Just when it all looked like a done deal for Clayton, Darius found a fantastic level and with a checkout on five, consisting of a double one, one and then double one, the score suddenly was 5-5. Clayton started the deciding leg by hitting a 100, Darius hit 140. Then Clayton hit 140, Darius just went up to 180. And just when Clayton missed the double at 24 remaining, Darius only needed two darts to checkout 80 and secured the victory.

Then Rusty-Jake Rodriguez should try to keep up the good game from yesterday, but James Wade was just too good.

The last three matches of the afternoon ended with victories for the three favourites Darren Webster, Simon Whitlock and Stephen Bunting.

After the break Mervyn King eliminated Max Hopp in a thrilling 6-5 match. Then Suljovic wwon 6-1 and then Peter Wright did the same, with a massive support from the crowd.

Adrian Lewis really showed, that he is on his way back to the top with a 6-5 win against Michael Smith in an unbelievably tight game.

Rob Cross did also pool the victory home against Steve Beaton, even though Beaton was up by 5-3.

Ricky Evans then made an absolute shocker when he eliminated Daryl Gurney by 6-3.

Michael van Gerwen was not playing at his best tonight, but it was still good enough to win 6-2 over Scott Taylor.

The night got shut off by a win for Steve West against Ian White.

 

Saturday June 23
Second Round
Afternoon Session 
Brendan Dolan 6-4 John Henderson
Joe Cullen 6-3 Madars Razma
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
Darius Labanauskas 6-5 Jonny Clayton
James Wade 6-4 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Darren Webster 6-5 Cristo Reyes
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Jermaine Wattimena
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Peter Jacques

Evening Session 
Mervyn King 6-5 Max Hopp
Mensur Suljovic 6-1 Ryan Joyce
Peter Wright 6-1 Barry Lynn
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Michael Smith
Rob Cross 6-5 Steve Beaton
Daryl Gurney 3-6 Ricky Evans
Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Scott Taylor
Ian White 4-6 Steve West

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