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Van Gerwen Continues Winning Streak with Whitlock Win

Unibet Premier League Darts Night Ten

UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS 2018
FLYDSA ARENA,
SHEFFIELD,
PIC LAWRENCE LUSTIG
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN V SIMON WHITLOCK
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN IN ACTION

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN made it eight consecutive victories in the Unibet Premier League with a comfortable success over Simon Whitlock in Sheffield.

The world number one increased his lead at the top of the table to four points with a 7-1 triumph on Thursday evening.

The Dutchman heads to next week’s double-header in Rotterdam in fine form as he bids to win the league phase for a sixth straight season.

“It’s another two points for me and I think I played a steady game and had some good finishing, so I can’t complain.

“It wasn’t easy, especially at the beginning because Simon played well but you have to be strong and that’s what I did, especially with my finishing. The 121 and 106 were important and they came at lovely moments.

“I was still above the 100 average and you want more – I was at 108 for most of the game – but I got the win and that’s the most important thing.

“I want to be in the semi-finals and to be top of the table so I hope I can do some more great things in the next six games.”