Kyle Anderson claims victory at the Pally

Kyle Anderson defeated Ireland's Brendan Dolan 3 -0, Day 2 of the William Hill World Darts Championship

Anderson made a storming start, hitting scores of 131, 180 and 174 to leave double eight which he nailed at the third attempt. Dolan levelled on double 16 but a second maximum and a 103 finish saw the Australian move back ahead. Former World Grand Prix finalist Dolan pegged tops to level again but an unorthodox 60 finish (1, 57, double 1) saw Anderson clinch the first set.

Dolan took out 66 as the first two legs went with the throw. Anderson's third 180 then helped him break before the pair exchanged 180s in the fourth leg, which Anderson won on double one for the third time in the match.

Dolan missed a string of doubles before Anderson landed double top to win the first leg but the Northern Irishman replied in style with a brilliant 126 finish on the bull. The next two legs were shared before Anderson completed the win in style, following his fifth 180 with a fantastic 121 checkout.

WORLD number one Michael van Gerwen survived a scare in the first round of the William Hill World Championship as German prospect Rene Eidams took hime to a tie-break on Friday evening, while Kim Huybrechts and Brendan Dolan suffered first round exits at Alexandra Palace as David Pallett and Kyle Anderson claimed big victories

In Friday afternoon's session, Christian Kist made light work of Justin Pipe with a straight sets victory, while Mark Webster and Darren Webster both also claimed wins at London's Alexandra Palace.