ADAM Smith-Neale, the unseeded outsider in the weekends proceedings, played a blinding game against the current World number one, Glen Durrant in tonight’s World Master’s final to take the title 6-4.
Durrant broke early to lead 2 sets to nil, but Smith-Neale won against the Duzza throw in the third with a cool 80 checkout and held his throw in the fourth to draw even. With each set going with the darts, the score was soon 4-4 in sets, but an early break by Smith-Neale saw him throwing for the set against the darts in the ninth. A timely 13 darter by Smith-Neale saw him take the lead for the first time in the match.
At 5-4, missed doubles Durrant cost him the chance of a deciding leg, however Smith-Neale kept his nerve and saw out the match winning 6-4. Duzza registered a 33.07 average, with Smith-Neale winning with a 32.16.