Dean Reynolds progressed to the second round of the BDO World Professional Darts Championships for just the second time as he defeated Daniel Day in the final match of Monday’s evening session.
The young Welshman had suffered heart-breaking defeated to former World Champions Scott Waites and Glen Durrant in recent years, but have another chance to record a career best at the Lakeside as he faces Jim Williams in the last 16.
In the early stages it looked although Reynolds was heading for a routine victory, a tops-tops finish along with a superb second set giving him a clear cushion. But back came Day, a clutch 97 checkout halving the deficit as he found a way back into the contest.
‘Dynamite’ would return the favour with a 97 checkout of his own in the first leg of the fourth set, but the skin-saving shot was yet to come. A scintillating 130 on the bullseye sending his supporters delirious in the Lakeside as he went one away. Day would chalk up one more leg before Reynolds nailed 56 setting up a tie with fellow Welshman Jim Williams in round two.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)