WILLIAM O'CONNOR tasted victory on the Alexandra Palace stage for the first time with a 3-0 whitewash of Yordi Meeuwisse.

A strong start from O'Connor saw him break the Meeuwisse throw in the opening leg and, despite a magnificent 133 checkout from the Dutchman, O'Connor wrapped up the opening set 3-1.

Both the second and third sets went to deciding legs, with the Irish World Cup star holding his nerve on both occasions to wrap up a comfortable win, and he will now meet James Wilson in the second round.

Match Stats
Averages:
O'Connor - 87.12
Meeuwisse - 84.3

180s:
O'Connor - 0
Meeuwisse - 1 

Highest Finish:
O'Connor - 107
Meeuwisse - 133

100+ Checkouts:
O'Connor - 1
Meeuwisse - 1

Finishing:
O'Connor - 9/22
Meeuwisse - 5/14

William O'Connor, Yordi Meeuwisse (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Yordi Meeuwisse (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)