Scott Mitchell is safely through to the second round after seeing off preliminary round winner Oliver Ferenc, in his first match of the 2019 BDO World Professional Darts Championship. Serbian thrower Ferenc defeated Scotland’s Ryan Hogarth in his preliminary contest on Monday evening, but couldn’t reproduce the darts that got him to this stage.
‘Scotty Dog’ secured the opening two sets in convincing fashion, not dropping a leg to the out of sorts Ferenc. ‘Oli’ would get two legs on the board in the third set of the match, but a 94.5 average would prove too much of a mountain to climb for Ferenc, who can still be proud of an excellent Lakeside debut. Mitchell will now face surprise package Krzysztof Kciuk in the second round of the tournament.
BY JOSH GREEN (@JoshGreenMedia)