JAN DEKKER battled his way to a 3-1 victory over Lisa Ashton in round one of the 2018/19 William Hill World Darts Championship.

Four-time Lakeside Women's Champion Ashton, who received a strong backing from the crown on her impressive Alexandra Palace debut, got off to the best start possible, averaging over 106 to take the opening set 3-0.

Dutchman Dekker raced through the second set without dropping a leg to level the match, and with the third set tied at 2-2 Dekker found a crucial double top to open up a 2-1 lead.

Ashton continued to fight to the end but Dekker produced a strong final set to claim victory, and he will now take on Mervyn King in round two.

 

Match StatsMatch Stats
Averages:
Dekker - 89.51
Ashton - 88.56

180s:
Dekker - 2
Ashton - 0

Highest Finish:
Dekker - 101
​​​​​​​Ashton - 121

100+ Checkouts:
Dekker - 1
​​​​​​​Ashton - 2

Finishing:
Dekker - 8/17
​​​​​​​Ashton - 6/14
 

Jan Dekker (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

 

 

Lisa Ashton (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)