Premier League Darts: Michael Smith reveals class towards Dimitri Van den Bergh and Gerwyn Value to win in Glasgow
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Michael Smith laid down a marker in Glasgow as he defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh to win on Night time Three of the Premier League.
Smith, who took 16 weeks to register a Premier League win in 2022, romped previous Gerwyn Value, Jonny Clayton, and Van den Bergh to turn into the third winner in three weeks in 2023, becoming a member of Chris Dobey and Value with a victory to his identify.
The world champion held off a spirited Van den Bergh because the Belgian repeatedly fought again each time Smith took the lead, Bullyboy ultimately discovering a vital 13-dart leg and stylish 144 end to maintain himself in management.
Premier League – Night time 3 in Glasgow Outcomes Quarter-finals Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Michael van Gerwen Peter Wright 4-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh Gerwyn Value 3-6 Michael Smith Jonny Clayton 6-1 Chris Dobey Semi-finals Nathan Aspinall 1-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh Michael Smith 6-5 Jonny Clayton Ultimate Michael Smith 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
With the sport at 5-4, Smith discovered an additional gear and confirmed his capacity to grind out video games, taking out the D10 end for a 6-4 victory.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Michael Smith reacts to beating Dimitri Van den Bergh on Night time Three of the Premier League in Glasgow to get his first win of the season Michael Smith reacts to beating Dimitri Van den Bergh on Night time Three of the Premier League in Glasgow to get his first win of the season
“I felt actually good tonight,” Smith mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “Even after I missed a 9 (dart end), I mentioned to myself to simply maintain believing in what you might be doing.
“I wish to make the highest 4 (of the Premier League) and be in finals night time and maintain profitable. I do know when I’m taking part in effectively I can win matches. When I’m taking part in unhealthy, it’s about turning up the week after and taking part in higher.
“I count on extra of myself, however I want to return to the drafting board and to the battle I confirmed earlier than I gained the Grand Slam. I confirmed that tonight, the fighter that’s inside me.”
Earlier within the night time, Smith confirmed his class in a quarter-final victory over final week’s winner Value, three breaks of throw plus a 115 end serving to the world No 1 over the road.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Michael Smith hits a 140 checkout to take a 4 to 2 leg lead towards Dimitri Van den Bergh within the Night time Three Premier League ultimate in Glasgow Michael Smith hits a 140 checkout to take a 4 to 2 leg lead towards Dimitri Van den Bergh within the Night time Three Premier League ultimate in Glasgow
The St Helens man then needed to present the identical battle to get previous Clayton, a vital break of throw and 122 end bringing the World Champion again in entrance earlier than he sealed his ultimate spot on D18 in a ultimate leg decider.
Van den Bergh acquired his night time in Glasgow going with an enormous win over hometown hero Peter Wright, some huge ending on the trebles and a late break of throw serving to him seal a 6-4 victory.
He then backed that up with a dominant semi-final show towards Aspinall, two sensational 11-dart legs proving an excessive amount of for the Stockport man to deal with as Van den Bergh clearly loved himself on the stage.
Please use Chrome browser for a extra accessible video participant Michael van Gerwen hits again at Nathan Aspinall with a powerful 170 checkout in Glasgow Michael van Gerwen hits again at Nathan Aspinall with a powerful 170 checkout in Glasgow
In Thursday’s different quarter-finals, Aspinall held off a mid-match Michael van Gerwen fightback, together with two 12-dart legs and a Massive Fish end, to eradicate the favorite, with Clayton’s hunt for some Premier League factors lastly up and working as he romped to an emphatic 6-1 victory in his match with Chris Dobey.
The place are we heading subsequent?
Night time 4 in Dublin: Thursday, February 23 Quarter-Finals Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Gerwyn Value vs Dimitri Van den Bergh Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall Chris Dobey vs Michael van Gerwen
The Premier League roadshow heads to the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday, February 23 for Night time 4 of the league part.
Smith and Wright lock horns in a repeat of the 2022 world championship ultimate.
Elsewhere, Value takes on Van den Bergh, Dobey and six-time winner Van Gerwen collide, whereas Clayton and Aspinall in entrance of a sell-out Irish crowd.
2023 Premier League Schedule Night time 3 OVO Hydro, Glasgow February 16 Night time 4 3Arena, Dublin February 23 Night time 5 Westpoint Exeter March 2 Night time 6 The Brighton Centre March 9 Night time 7 Motorpoint Enviornment, Nottingham March 16 Night time 8 Utilita Enviornment, Newcastle March 23 Night time 9 Mercedes-Benz Enviornment, Berlin March 30 Night time 10 Utilita Enviornment, Birmingham April 6 Night time 11 M&S Financial institution Enviornment, Liverpool April 13 Night time 12 Rotterdam Ahoy April 20 Night time 13 First Direct Enviornment, Leeds April 27 Night time 14 AO Enviornment, Manchester Could 4 Night time 15 Utilita Enviornment, Sheffield Could 11 Night time 16 P&J Dwell, Aberdeen Could 18 Play-Offs The O2, London Could 25
We’re again for extra Premier League Darts motion from the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday, February 23 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion & Sky Sports activities Primary Occasion from 7pm.