Glen Durrant can’t see himself successful the Premier League this 12 months, despite shifting to the highest of the desk with a win over Gary Anderson on Thursday night time.
Duzza maintained his undefeated file in his debut Premier League season with the 7-4 win over the Flying Scotsman, which took him to 5 factors from three video games.
The 49-year-old is now clear on the high of the desk, however just isn’t getting carried away simply but, insisting that he has little to no likelihood of lifting the trophy, and can be thrilled simply to make the play-offs.
‘I’d in all probability have ripped your arm off only for eighth place earlier than that match tonight, simply to get by way of the entire expertise,’ Durrant instructed Live Darts after beating Anderson.
‘Top 4 might be a little bit of a pipe dream proper now, however simply preserve successful.
‘I want I might be bullish and say “they’re all there to be beaten” however I don’t really feel that proper now.
‘If you give me fourth place I might snap your fingers off proper now.
‘I should be more bullish, I wish I was, but I’ll attempt to give an sincere reply, I don’t suppose I can win it proper now, I’m simply loving each minute.’
The three-time BDO world champion averaged 97.24 in beating the Scot in Wales, ending at a shade below 54%.
There was little between him and the previous champion, however defeat for Anderson leaves him eighth within the desk, solely forward of Daryl Gurney.
There had been additionally wins in Cardiff for Peter Wright, Michael Smith and Nathan Aspinall, whereas Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price performed to a draw.
Snakebite edged out Rob Cross 7-5, Aspinall downed defending champion Michael van Gerwen 7-5 and Smith hammered this week’s Challenger Jonny Clayton 7-1.
Price stays the one different unbeaten participant, together with Durrant, however remains to be but to win, drawing all three video games to this point.
The Iceman was taking part in in entrance of his house Welsh crowd and was annoyed he couldn’t give them a win to cheer.
‘The crowd tonight were fantastic, I wish I could’ve gained for them nevertheless it wasn’t to be,’ mentioned Price.
‘Fair play to Daryl for hitting his doubles below strain, he deserved one thing from the match.
‘I’m not glad however I’ve picked up a degree so it’s not all dangerous.
‘Everyone is playing well against me lately but it’s time to begin changing attracts into wins.’
Premier League Week Three Results
- Peter Wright 7–5 Rob Cross
- Jonny Clayton 1–7 Michael Smith
- Michael van Gerwen 5-7 Nathan Aspinall
- Daryl Gurney 6–6 Gerwyn Price
- Glen Durrant 7–4 Gary Anderson
The Premier League heads to Dublin subsequent Thursday, the place Durrant faces Aspinall, Wright takes on Price, Gurney meets Smith, Cross performs Anderson and Van Gerwen takes on the Irish Challenger William O’Connor.