Cazoo Premier League Night 14
Gerwyn Price got his Cazoo Premier League challenge back on track with a win in Sheffield.
Gerwyn Price defeated Michael van Gerwen in a last-leg decider in the final in Sheffield to gain ground in the Play-Off race..
Price returned to form at the Utilita Arena, producing back-to-back 100 averages to reach the final for the first time since Night Three in Belfast when he landed two nine-dart finishes on the way to victory.
The Welshman pockets the £10,000 winner’s bonus and picks up a crucial five league points which move him up to fifth, just two points adrift of Peter Wright who currently occupies the fourth and final Play-Off place.
Van Gerwen made the early running in the final, taking leads of 3-1 and 4-2 but after the Dutchman missed four darts at double 12 for a 5-3 lead, Price pinned double two with his last dart in hand to make it 4-4.
Van Gerwen produced a showpiece shot on 95, hitting a single 19 and two double 19s, to send the contest to a deciding leg but Price held his nerve on throw with a 14-dart leg to seal a vital win.
Cazoo Premier League
Night 14 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
Thursday May 12th
Joe Cullen 6-0 (James Wade withdrawn through illness)
Gary Anderson 4-6 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 6-1 Peter Wright
Michael Smith 6-5 Jonny Clayton
Joe Cullen 3-6 Gerwyn Price
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Michael Smith
Gerwyn Price 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Night 15 – The O2, London
Thursday May 19
Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen
James Wade v Peter Wright
Joe Cullen v Gary Anderson
34 Points – Jonny Clayton (+25)
31 Points – Michael van Gerwen (+44)
25 Points – James Wade (-3)
20 Points – Peter Wright (-11)
18 Points – Gerwyn Price (-8)
17 Points – Joe Cullen (-5)
14 Points – Michael Smith (-11)
9 Points – Gary Anderson (-19)