Wayne Warren won the battle of the Welsh in the final match of the weekend, as he defeated Mark Layton on his Lakeside debut. Warren, retired from international action last year, but showed he still has the darts to compete among the elite as he defeated current Welsh captain Layton in straight sets.
In one of the performances of the tournament so far, Warren averaged around the 98 mark to see off the experienced Layton. The latter pushed Warren all the way in the opening set of the match, but it was plain sailing for ‘The Yank’ in set two, running away 3-0 winner.
Despite a last gasp 180 in the third set, Warren showed terrific composure under pressure to see off a spirited performance from his Welsh counterpart.
Warren was evidently delighted with his performance when we spoke to him post-match. Warren said: “Me and Mark are like brothers, but I got the job done and it’s on to the next round, I’m very happy to be through.”
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)