NATHAN ASPINALL claimed a comfortable victory over fellow William Hill World Championship debutant Geert Nentjes at Alexandra Palace. 

Aspinall, who won a Players Championship event in September, took each of the first two sets 3-1.

Nentjes led 2-1 in the third set but went on to miss four darts to win it, allowing Aspinall to finish the job with a 13-darter. 

Match Stats
Averages:
Aspinall - 88.42
Nentjes - 78.03

180s:
Aspinall - 4
Nentjes - 2

Highest Finish:
Aspinall - 80
Nentjes - 42

100+ Checkouts:
Aspinall - 0
Nentjes - 0

Finishing:
Aspinall - 9/27
​​​​​​​Nentjes - 4/27

Nathan Aspinall (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Geert Nentjes (Lawrence Lustig/PDC)